Gomphidia gamblesi Gauthier, 1987
Type locality: Kpalimé, Togo
Male differs from other Gomphidia species by (1) ranging in forested habitats from Gabon to Sierra Leone; (2) cerci curved towards each other sharply, like pair of pliers (dorsal view); (3) legs, posterior hamules, S4-6 and S8-10 are all black, never marked with yellow.
Mostly streams, but also rivers, usually in open areas in forest, but sometimes shaded. Often with a sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom, and probably coarse detritus. From 0 to 600 m above sea level, but mostly between 100 and 300.
Appendages (dorsal view)
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.
- Gauthier, A. (1987). Description d'une nouvelle espèce de Gomphidae du Togo (Afrique Occidentale) Gomphidia gamblesi spec.nov. (Odonata). Bulletin Societe entomologique Mulhouse, 3, 41-44. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2023-05-30].