Ictinogomphus fraseri Kimmins, 1958
Type locality: Port Lokko, Sierra Leone
Male is similar to I. regisalberti by (a) being very dark, with labrum black with 2 large central pale spots, black band across clypeus, and apices of vertex black; (b) cerci with strongly up-curved apex and sharp ventral angle. However differs by (1) being confined to forested rivers from Sierra Leone to Gabon; (2) broken antehumeral stripe; (3) posterior hamule without an internal hollow bearing a dense hair tuft; (4) cerci all dark, not broaldy pale dorsally.
Mostly rivers, but also streams, in open areas in forest, but sometimes shaded. Often with a sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom. From 0 to 700 m above sea level.
Appendages (dorsal view)
Appendages (lateral view)
Abdominal segment 2 (ventral view)
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.
- Kimmins, D.E. (1958). New species and subspecies of Odonata. Bulletin British Museum Natural History. Entomology, 7, 349-358.
- Pinhey, E.C.G. (1962). Some records of Odonata collected in tropical Africa. Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 25, 20-50. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2023-09-29].