Umma mesumbei Vick, 1996
Cameroon Sparklewing

Type locality: Mt Kupe, Cameroon


No diagnosis of this species is presently available. Please refer to the references provided.

Habitat description

Headwater streams, seeps and springs shaded by forest. Usually with coarse detritus, often a gravelly bottom, and probably submerged roots. From 900 to 1800 m above sea level, but possibly down to 100.


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.


  • Vick , G.S. (1996). Umma mesumbei spec. nov., with records of some other dragonfly species from the south-west Province of Cameroon (Zygoptera: Calopterygidae). Odonatologica, 25, 167-178. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-06-23].