Notogomphus moorei Vick, 2003
Large Longleg

Type locality: Kodmin, Cameroon


Male is distinct from other large and dark Notogomphus species by combination of (1) very large size, Hw 40-42 mm; (2) face all dark except for pale bar across centre of frons and largely pale occiput; (3) postdorsal stripes lie close to pale area of middorsal carina and collar, may be merged; (4) antehumeral stripes absent; (5) posterior hamules slightly broader near apex than at base; (6) cerci falcate, tapering to incurved point; (7) ventral tooth of cerci with swelling at base.

Habitat description

Streams in open areas in forest or shaded by gallery forest. Often with coarse detritus and a sandy bottom. From 1300 to 1800 m above sea level, but possibly down to 100.


confirmed: Cameroon; Central African Republic

Demale © KD Dijkstra

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

Thorax (lateral view)

Thorax (dorsal 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.


  • Vick, G.S. (2003). Notes on the genus Notogomphus Selys, 1858 in Cameroon with the descriptions of two new species (Anisoptera: Gomphidae). Odonatologica, 32, 47-60. [PDF file]

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