Chlorocypha dahli Fraser, 1956
Orange-nosed Jewel

Type locality: Nyong, Cameroon


No diagnosis of this species close to C. maxima is presently available. Please refer to that species and the references provided.

Habitat description

Not known, but probably streams shaded by or in open areas in forest. Probably often with submerged roots, dead trunks or branches and/or coarse detritus. From 100 to 900 m above sea level.


confirmed: Cameroon; NOT confirmed: Congo-Brazzaville

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.


  • Fraser, F.C. (1956). Results from the Danish expedition to the French Cameroons, 1949-1950. XIII - Odonata: imagines. Bulletin Institut francais Afrique noire, 18, 938-948. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1967). African Chlorocyphidae (Odonata). Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 29, 161-197. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-07-25].