Bradinopyga strachani (Kirby, 1900)
Type locality: Lagos, Nigeria
Male differs from B. cornuta by (1) ranging from W Kenya to W Africa; (2) frons rounded, without horns; (3) wings clear rather than narrowly tipped brown; (4) Abd red with maturity, rather than brown. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]
Standing and mostly temporary waters in open landscapes, but sometimes in open areas in forest. Often with bare banks and a hard (like rocky) bottom. From 0 to 1600 m above sea level, but mostly below 600, although possibly up to 2100.
Head (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.
- Kirby, W.F. (1900). Report on the Neuroptera Odonata collected by Mr E. E. Austen at Sierra Leone during August and September 1899. Annals Magazine Natural History, 6, 67-79. [PDF file]
- Schouteden, H. (1934). Annales Musee Congo belge Zoologie 3 Section 2, 3, 1-84. [PDF file]
- Lieftinck, M.A. (1969) Odonates Anisoptères - Odonata Anisoptera. Explor. hydrob. Lac Bangweolo & Luapula 14 (4): 1-64, [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2023-05-29].