Phyllomacromia schoutedeni (Fraser, 1954)
Toothed Cruiser

Type locality: Uele, Bambesa, DRC


Male is similar to P. hervei by (a) size, Hw 32-34 mm; (b) border of hamule at most weakly sinuous; (c) hook of hamule large, single-pointed and sharply back-turned, usually well-visible; (d) costa largely black, not contrasting with Pt; (e) S10 without tooth at base of peak; (f) cerci brown to black, often darker than epiproct (but both dark in colour), and without basal spines; (g) cerci short and straight, taper to spine-like tips (dorsal view). However, differs by (1) lateral lobes of labium without pale lateral borders; (2) hook of hamule fine rather than thick; (3) cerci with tooth-like ventral ridge; (4) epiproct about as long as cerci, apex with triangular notch. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014; this diagnosis not yet verified by author]

Habitat description

Not known, but probably rivers or streams shaded by forest. From 300 to 900 m above sea level.


confirmed: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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. (1954). New species of Macromia from tropical Africa. Revue Zoologie Botanique Africaines, 49, 41-76. [PDF file]

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