Hadrothemis scabrifrons Ris, 1910
Type locality: Tanzania, no locality data available.
Male is similar to H. coacta by (a) frons shiny brown, not metallic; (b) labium all pale; (c) labrum all pale, sometimes dark brown or black; (d) dorsum of vertex with 2 nipple-like tubercles, although these are easily obscured in crushed specimens; (f) thorax and Abd orange-brown to red; (g) numerous cell-doublings in medial planate of Fw and often Hw; (h) Pt well over 4 mm long; (i) S2 about 5 mm broad. However, differs by (1) ranging from E Kenya to Katanga and Mozambique; (2) wings with broad red-brown tips with maturity, Hw base clear; (3) body entirely orange-brown to red, never pruinose. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]
Small pockets of often temporary water in tree holes (and similar small containers) shaded by forest, possibly sometimes in more open areas. Usually with coarse detritus and probably often a hard bottom. Inferred to occur from 0 to 1400 m above sea level, but possibly up to 1300.
Abdominal segment 2 (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.
- Ris, F. (1910). Libellulinen 2. Fasc. X in Collections Zoologiques du Baron Edm. de Selys Longchamps. Brussels : Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, 10, 121-244.
- Pinhey, E.C.G. (1966). Check-list of dragonflies (Odonata) from Malawi, with description of a new Teinobasis Kirby. Arnoldia, 2, 1-24. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2023-12-12].