Paragomphus viridior Pinhey, 1961
Type locality: Western Kenya, Uganda, no locality data available.
Male is similar to P. alluaudi by (a) occiput usually green; (b) thorax largely greenish or yellowish with some dark bands - collar, postdorsal stripe and dorsal spot of fragmented antehumeral stripe (almost) fused to form Z; (c) anterior hamule hook-shaped; (d) apices of cerci broad and square-cut, with several coarse teeth; (e) epiproct does not reach midpoint of cerci, with distinct median knobs. However, differs by (1) W Kenya and Uganda to E DRC; (2) face and thorax evenly green, at most with some incomplete vague dark markings; (3) Pt pale to dark brown. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014; this diagnosis not yet verified by author]
Streams in open areas in forest. Often with a sandy bottom and probably rocks. From 800 to 2300 m above sea level.
Appendages (dorsal view)
Appendages (lateral 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 survey of the dragonflies (order Odonata) of eastern Africa. British Museum, London, 1-214.
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2021-12-02].