Ceriagrion citrinum Campion, 1914
Yellow Citril

Type locality: Lagos????, Nigeria


No full diagnosis of this species close to C. tricrenaticeps is presently available, but while the male is structurally similar to the species, it is easily recognised within its small range by the green head and thorax and yellow abdomen.

Habitat description

Not known well, but probably standing waters in open areas in forest. Only recorded near sea level.


confirmed: Benin; Nigeria

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral 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.


  • Campion, H. (1914). Three new species of Ceriagrion from West Africa. Annals Magazine Natural History Series 8, 14, 277-282. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1963). Notes on both sexes of some tropical species of Ceriagrion Selys (Odonata). Annals Magazine Natural History, 6, 17-28. [PDF file]
  • Longfield, C. (1952). Two new species of African Ceriagrion (Odonata), the type of C. corallinum Campion, and notes on the genus. Proceedings Royal Entomological Society London, 21, 41-48. [PDF file]
  • Schouteden, H. (1934). Annales Musee Congo belge Zoologie 3 Section 2, 3, 1-84. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2024-06-23].