Chlorocypha bamptoni Pinhey, 1975


  • scientific: C. crocea bamptoni

Type locality: Serra de Chela, Tunda Vala, 32Km N.W. Sa da Bandeira, Angola


No diagnosis of this Angolan endemic close to C. crocea (of which it has been considered a subspecies) is presently available. Please refer to the references provided.

Habitat description

Mostly rivers, but also streams, in open landscapes. Mostly with a gravelly bottom and probably often submerged roots, dead trunks or branches, and/or coarse detritus. Recorded at around 2200 m above sea level.


confirmed: Angola

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.


  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1975). A collection of odonata from Angola. Arnoldia, 7, 1-16. [PDF file]

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