Paragomphus maynei (Schouteden, 1934)
Humped Hooktail

Type locality: Bumbuli, DRC


No full diagnosis of this species close to P. dispar (but unique by the wholly dark thorax marked only with a pair of short green postdorsal stripes) is presently available. Please refer to that species and the references provided.

Habitat description

Not known, but probably streams shaded by forest. Probably often with a sandy bottom. Recorded at around 400 m above sea level.


confirmed: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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.


  • 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. [2024-07-21].