Allocnemis subnodalis (Selys, 1886)
Blue-legged Yellowwing


  • scientific: Isomecocnemis subnodalis
  • vernacular: Blue Y.

Type locality: Old Calabar, Nigeria


No diagnosis of this species is presently available, but the male is unmistakable in the Upper Guinea by its all-blue coloration.

Habitat description

Mostly headwater streams, but also seeps and springs, shaded by forest. Usually with coarse detritus and probably often a sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom. From 0 to 1000 m above sea level, but mostly below 800.


confirmed: Benin; Côte d'Ivoire; Cameroon; Ghana; Liberia; Republic of Guinea; Sierra Leone; Togo

© KD Dijkstra

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.

Barcode specimen(s):

Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Mt Beeton © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & M. Darpay

Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Mt Tokadeh © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Grassfield-Zotarpa Road © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


  • de Sélys-Longchamps, E. (1886). Révision du Synopsis des Agrionines. 1e partie (Légions Pseudostigma, Podagrion, Platycnemis et Protoneura). Memoires couronnes Academie royale Belgique, 38, 1-233.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-07-25].