Notogomphus intermedius Dijkstra, 2015
Katanga Longleg

Type locality: Kundelungu NP, Masansa, DRC


Male recalls N. zernyi and other pale Notogomphus by (a) small size, Hw 28.5-29.5 mm (n = 4); and (b) the largely pale yellow face, thorax sides, Pt, hind femora and complete dorsal and lateral stripes on S1-7. However, (1) while labrum and postclypeus are largely pale, the lower borders of antefrons, anteclypeus and labrum are darkened, a distinctive pattern within the genus; (2) the tibiae are all black, without yellow streaks; (3) the costa is dark, rather than yellow; (4) the dorsum of S8-10 is black without a pale yellow stripe and the sides of S8-9 are dark yellow; and (5) the cerci are rather simple in shape with ventral teeth directed outwards and visible in dorsal view. [Adapted from Dijkstra, Kipping & Mézière 2015]

Habitat description

Rivers and streams shaded by gallery forest. Probably often with blackwater, coarse detritus and a sandy bottom. From 1400 to 1600 m above sea level.


confirmed: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Male © KD Dijkstra

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

Thorax (lateral view)

Thorax (dorsal view)

Occiput (dorsal view)

Face (frontal 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.

Barcode specimen(s):

Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga, Kundelungu National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

Female; Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga, Upemba National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga, Upemba National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


  • Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Mézière, N., and Kipping, J. (2015). Sixty new dragonfly and damselfly species from Africa (Odonata). Odonatologica, 44, 447-678.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-04-23].