Aciagrion macrootithenae Pinhey, 1972
Awl-tipped Slim

Type locality: Lisombo River, Mwinilunga, Zambia


Male is similar to A. gracile by (a) greater size, Hw 20-25 mm; (b) cerci with rounded apex and tooth-like ventral process close to base and often concealed; (c) paraprocts clearly longer and larger than cerci, with tooth always dorsal and very basal (often concealed in S10) and apex swollen and rounded (lateral and caudal view). However, differs by (1) ranging only from NW Zambia to Katanga; (2) apex of cerci not swollen, thus ventral process extends beyond it. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Not known, but possibly standing and often temporary waters shaded by gallery forest. Inferred to occur from 1200 to 1500 m above sea level.


confirmed: Angola; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Zambia

Appendages (lateral 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.


  • Pinhey, E. C. G. (1972). The genus Aciagrion Selys (Odonata). Occasional Papers National Museums Rhodesia B Natural Science, 5, 1-59. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-07-21].