Phyllomacromia insignis (Kirby, 1889)
Golden-ringed Cruiser

Type locality: Cameroon, no locality data available.


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

Habitat description

Headwater streams shaded by forest. Often with coarse detritus and a gravelly and/or sandy bottom, and probably submerged roots. From 300 to 900 m above sea level.


confirmed: Central African Republic; Congo-Brazzaville; Gabon; NOT 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.

Barcode specimen(s):

Female; Gabon, Ogoué-Lolo, route Koulamoutou-Pana © Mézière, Nicolas

Adult, female; Gabon, Haut-Ogoué, route Franceville-Okondja, 2 km avant Okila © Mézière, Nicolas


  • Kirby, W.F. (1889). Descriptions of new Genera and Species of Odonata in the collection of the British Museum, chiefly from Africa. Proceedings Zoological Society London, 297-303.
  • 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].