Africallagma sapphirinum (Pinhey, 1950)
Sapphire Bluet

Type locality: Transvaal, South Africa


For the identification of this species, please refer to: Tarboton, W. & Tarboton, M. 2015. A guide to the dragonflies (Odonata) of South Africa. Cape Town: Random House Struik.

Habitat description

Standing waters in open landscapes. Often boggy and with emergent and usually aquatic vegetation. From 900 to 2100 m above sea level, but possibly up to 2700.


confirmed: Lesotho; Republic of South Africa

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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. (1950). New species of Odonata from southern Africa. Annals Transvaal Museum, 21, 260-272. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-05-22].