Africallagma pseudelongatum (Longfield, 1936)
Type locality: Birunga Mts, Kigezi district, Uganda
Male is similar to A. subtile by (a) Fw Pt diamond-shaped, opposite borders roughly parallel and of similar length, pale brown to black; (b) cerci distinctly longer than paraprocts with long apex abruptly separated from thumb-like ventral process (best seen in caudal view); (c) spine of paraprocts does not reach beyond bulge (at most slightly) or tip of cerci; cerci with dorsal border not or weakly excised; (d) base of paraprocts much swollen, resulting in prominent inferior bulge. However, differs by (1) ranging from W Kenya to Katanga; (2) larger size, Hw 18-19 mm; (3) Pt blackish, rather than pale brown with maturity; (4) legs with prominent black stripes, rather than entirely pale; (5) dorsum S2 blue with black subapical spot; (6) ventral process stands about at mid-point of cerci, rather than at base. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014; this diagnosis not yet verified by author]
Standing and probably often temporary waters shaded by or in open areas in (gallery) forest. Often with emergent and usually aquatic vegetation and probably blackwater. From 900 to 2400 m above sea level, but possibly up to 3800.
Appendages (dorsal view)
Appendages (lateral view)
Appendages (caudal view)
Penis (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.
- Longfield, C. (1936). Studies on African Odonata, with synonymy and descriptions of new species and subspecies. Transactions Royal Entomological Society London, 85, 467-498. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2023-09-27].