Aciagrion heterostictum Fraser, 1955
Long Slim


  • scientific: A. heterosticta

Type locality: Lubumbashi (Elisabethville), DRC


Male is distinct from other African Aciagrion species by combination of (1) thorax largely pale, at most with black traces, rather than having a complete black middorsal stripe; (2) cerci and paraprocts about equally long; (3) cerci with ventral process concealed, rather than visible in lateral view; (4) paraprocts with small teeth at base and apex (often concealed), rather than one large either apical or basal tooth. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Standing and mostly temporary waters shaded by gallery forest. From 900 to 1400 m above sea level.


confirmed: Democratic Republic of the Congo; Namibia; Rwanda; Uganda; Zambia

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.


  • Fraser, F.C. (1955). Four new species of Odonata from the Belgian Congo. Revue Zoologie Botanique Africaines, 52, 17-24. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1972). The genus Aciagrion Selys (Odonata). Occasional Papers National Museums Rhodesia B Natural Science, 5, 1-59. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Central Africa. Occasional Papers Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 14, 1-97. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1967). Odonata Zygoptera. Exploration Hydrobiologique Bassin Lac Bangweolo Luapula, 14, 1-43. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-06-20].