Chlorocypha trifaria (Karsch, 1899)
Type locality: Semliki River, Lake Albert, DRC
Male is similar to C. cyanifrons by (a) frons extensively marked with blue; (b) labrum black with 2 blue spots; (c) tibiae all black, although sometimes with whitish pruinosity; (d) Abd all red. However differs by (1) distributed from Uganda to C DRC and Katanga; (2) both ante- and postclypeus (often extensively) blue, i.e. tip and often entire ‘nose’ blue. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]
Headwater streams, but possibly also larger streams, shaded by forest. Often with dead trunks or branches and probably submerged roots, coarse detritus and/or a gravelly bottom. From 300 to 1600 m above sea level, but mostly below 1600.
Abdomen (dorsal view)
Map citation: Clausnitzer, V., K.-D.B. Dijkstra, R. Koch, J.-P. Boudot, W.R.T. Darwall, J. Kipping, B. Samraoui, M.J. Samways, J.P. Simaika & F. Suhling, 2012. Focus on African Freshwaters: hotspots of dragonfly diversity and conservation concern. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 129-134.
- Karsch, F. (1899). Neue Odonaten aus Ost- und Süd-Afrika mit Einschluss des Seengebietes. Entomologische Nachrichten 25, 369-382. [PDF file]
- Pinhey, E.C.G. (1967). African Chlorocyphidae (Odonata). Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 29, 161-197. [PDF file]
- Schouteden, H. (1934). Annales Musee Congo belge Zoologie 3 Section 2, 3, 1-84. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2023-12-10].