Chlorolestes apricans Wilmot, 1975
Amatola Malachite

Type locality: Amatola-Winterberg Range, South Africa


For the identification of this species, please refer to: Tarboton, W. & Tarboton, M. 2015. A guide to the dragonflies (Odonata) of South Africa. Cape Town: Random House Struik.

Habitat description

Streams in open landscapes or shaded by gallery forest. Often with emergent vegetation, coarse detritus, rocks and a soft (like muddy) bottom, probably especially calmer sections (like pools). From 600 to 1400 m above sea level, but possibly up to 1900.


confirmed: Republic of South Africa

© Hennie de Klerk

Female © Hennie de Klerk

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.


  • Wilmot, B.C. (1975). A new species of Chlorolestes (Odonata: Synlestidae) from the eastern Cape Province. Journal of the Entomological Society of South Africa, 38, 13-17. [PDF file]

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