Micromacromia flava (Longfield, 1947)
Angola Micmac


  • scientific: Monardithemis flava

Type locality: Kalukembé, Angola


Distinctive species endemic to Angola that may potentially overlap only with M. camerunica, male is separated from other species of genus by combination of (1) both labium and labrum pale with central black marking; (2) upperside of thorax and abdomen pruinose with maturity; (3) antehumeral stripe reduced to 3 pale spots; (4) sides of thorax pale, with irregular black lines; (5) Fw triangle and subtriangle of 2 cells; (6) 9-12 Fw Ax; (7) anal loop of 10-15 cells.

Habitat description

Not known well, but streams possibly mostly in open areas in forest or shaded by gallery forest. Probably often with rocks. From 1100 to 1700 m above sea level.


confirmed: Angola

Abdomen (female, lateral view)

Abdominal segment 2 (lateral view)

Abdominal segment 2 (ventral view)

Thorax (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.

Barcode specimen(s):

Adult, male; Angola, Uige Province, Negage © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

Adult, female; Angola, Uige Province, Negage © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


  • Longfield, C. (1947). The Odonata of South Angola. Results of the missions scientifiques suisses 1928-29, 1932-33. Arquivos Museu Bocage, 16, 1-31. [PDF file]
  • Dijkstra, K.-D.B., and Vick, G.S. (2006). Inflation by venation and the bankruptcy of traditional genera: the case of Neodythemis and Micromacromia, with keys to the continental African species and the description of two new Neodythemis species from the Albertine Rift (Odonata: Libellulidae) International Journal Odonatology, 9, 51-70. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2024-07-21].