Chlorocypha helenae Legrand, 1984
Sunset Jewel

Type locality: Makokou, M'passa, Nyamé Pendé river, Gabon


No diagnosis of this distinctive species nearest C. cancellata and C. curta in general appearance is presently available. Please refer to the references provided.

Habitat description

Streams shaded by forest, but possibly also in open areas. Mostly with a sandy bottom and probably often submerged roots, dead trunks or branches, and/or coarse detritus. From 400 to 700 m above sea level.


confirmed: Gabon

© Jens Kipping

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.


  • Legrand, J. (1984). Trois nouveaux Zygopteres forestiers du Gabon Orientale et une synonymie nouvelle (Chlorocyphidae, Protoneuridae, Coenagrionidae). Odonatologica, 13, 237-244. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-07-25].