Aethiothemis coryndoni (Fraser, 1953)
- scientific: Lokia coryndoni
Type locality: Entebbe, Lake Victoria, Uganda
Male is similar to A. circe by (a) larger size, Hw 24-35 mm; (b) labrum pale brown, like labium and anteclypeus; (c) thorax more uniform, at most with black stripes along middorsal carina, humeral and dorsal half of metapleural suture, may become entirely dark and/or pruinose with age; (d) Fw triangle of 2 cells, subtriangle of 3-4, but both sometimes just of 1; (e) distal Ax in Fw usually incomplete; (f) subcostal cross-veins dark, like subcosta and median vein; (g) tibiae and femora quite uniformly brown to black; (h) Abd broad, S3 at most 1.5x as long as wide (dorsal view), and gradually tapered; (i) venter of Abd deep orange to red with maturity. However, differs by (1) hook of hamule narrow rather than wide; (2) wings clear, at most base yellow up to Ax2; (3) S4 almost square rather than triangular (dorsal view), only slightly longer than wide. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]
Not known well, but probably standing waters in open areas in forest. Probably often with emergent vegetation, such as papyrus, and coarse detritus. Only recorded at around 600 and 1100 m above sea level.
Abdomen (dorsal view)
Abdomen (lateral view)
Abdominal segment 2 (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.
- Fraser, F.C. (1953). New genera and species of Libellulines from the Belgian Congo. Revue Zoologie Botanique Africaines, 48, 242-256. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2023-09-28].