Lestinogomphus sp. near africanus
Northern Fairytail

Type locality: not applicable,


Male is similar to L. congoensis by (a) the pair of small teeth close to the tip of the epiproct dorsum. However, differs by (1) ranging from N Uganda to W Africa; (2) epiproct flat rather than raised at base. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014 and Dijkstra, Kipping & Mézière 2015]

Habitat description

Not known well, but probably rivers shaded by gallery forest or in open landscapes. Probably often with coarse detritus and a soft (like muddy) bottom. Inferred to occur from 100 to 1300 m above sea level.


confirmed: Ghana; Uganda

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.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2024-07-25].