Sympetrum sinaiticum Dumont, 1977
Desert Darter

Type locality: Tozeur Oasis, Tunisia


For the identification of this species, please refer to: Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & R. Lewington, 2006. Field guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe. British Wildlife Publishing. 1-320.

Habitat description

Standing and often temporary waters, but possibly also streams, in open landscapes. Often with emergent and aquatic vegetation. From 0 to 2300 m above sea level, but mostly below 600.


confirmed: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia

© Jean-Pierre Boudot

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.


  • Dumont, H.J. (1977). An analysis of the Odonata of Tunisia. Bulletin Annales Societe royale Entomologie Belgique, 113, 63-94.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-06-21].