Phyllomacromia caneri (Gauthier, 1987)
Gold-studded Cruiser

Type locality: Edéa-Kribi, Cameroon


No diagnosis of this species replacing P. aureozona in parts of Cameroon is presently available. Please refer to the references provided.

Habitat description

Mostly streams, but also headwaters, shaded by forest, but sometimes in clearings. Often with coarse detritus and a sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom, and probably submerged roots. Inferred to occur from 0 to 1000 m above sea level, but possibly up to 1800.


confirmed: Cameroon

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.


  • Gauthier, A. (1987). Description d'une nouvelle espece de Macromia Rambur de la foret camerounaise. M. Caneri spec. nov. Bulletin Societe entomologique Mulhouse, 4, 49-52. [PDF file]

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