Phyllomacromia aureozona (Pinhey, 1966)
Golden-banded Cruiser

Type locality: Bambesa, DRC


Male is similar to P. seydeli and P. unifasciata by (a) thorax with single bold stripe on each side (through metastigma); (b) Abd marked differently; (c) dorsum of S10 with peak bearing cone; (d) cerci slender and sinuous. However, differs by (1) larger size, Hw 46-49 mm; (2) hamule with long rather than short hook; (3) border of genital fossa anterior to genital lobe hollowed out; (4) cerci gradually widened towards base (lateral view), strongly sinuous, tips are sharply pointed and diverge (dorsal view); (5) epiproct with narrow rather than wide, and slightly notched apex. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014; this diagnosis not yet verified by author]

Habitat description

Mostly headwaters, but also larger streams, shaded by forest. Often with coarse detritus and a sandy and/or probably gravelly bottom, and probably blackwater and/or submerged roots. From 100 to 1700 m above sea level.


confirmed: Angola; Congo-Brazzaville; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Uganda; Zambia

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

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.

Barcode specimen(s):

Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Orientale, © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

Female; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Orientale, © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

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


  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1966). Notes on African Odonata, particularly type material. Revue Zoologie Botanique Africaines, 73, 283-308. [PDF file]
  • Gambles, R.M. (1979). West African species of Macromia (Odonata: Corduliidae) belonging to picta and sophia groups. Systematic Entomology, 4, 389-407. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-07-20].