Ictinogomphus dundoensis Pinhey, 1961
Swamp Tigertail


  • scientific: Cinitogomphus dundoensis

Type locality: Museu do Dundo/ ANG. 4649, Angola


However, set apart from other Ictinogomphus by (1) occuring only from Katanga to N Botswana; (2) posterior hamule all pale, rather than the base or apex being black; (3) apical halves S4-6 extensively pale rather than black; (4) foliations on S8 only about 1/3 as deep as segment is high. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Rivers and flowing channels in marshes, in open landscapes. Often with emergent vegetation, mostly a sandy bottom, and probably blackwater. From 900 to 1700 m above sea level.


confirmed: Angola; Botswana; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Namibia; Zambia

Male © Nicolas Meziere

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

Abdomen (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.


  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). A collection of Odonata from Dundo, Angola; with the description of two new species of Gomphids. Publicacoes culturais Companhia Diamantes Angola, 56, 71-78. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Central Africa. Occasional Papers Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 14, 1-97. [PDF file]
  • Lieftinck, M.A. (1969). Odonates Anisoptères - Odonata Anisoptera. Explor. hydrob. Lac Bangweolo and Luapula, 14, 1-64. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2024-06-23].