Atoconeura eudoxia (Kirby, 1909)
Fishtail Highlander

Type locality: Ruwenzori East, Uganda


Male is similar to co-occurring A. pseudeudoxia and some other Atoconeura species by (a) labrum all black, at most narrowly pale at base; (b) mesepisternum without transverse pale streak bordering antealar sinus; (c) Abd never pruinose. However, differs by (1) antero-lateral borders of postclypeus black; (2) underside of S7-9 with many long dark hairs; (3) epiproct deeply bifid rather than narrow and slender, and its halves diverge widely, like a fishtail. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Streams shaded by forest, but sometimes in clearings. Often with a gravelly, sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom. From 800 to 2700 m above sea level, but possibly up to 3200.


confirmed: Burundi; Kenya; Rwanda; Uganda

© KD Dijkstra

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

Appendages (ventral view)

Abdomen (ventral view)

Head (front)

Head (dorsal view)

Abdominal segments 1-4

Frons (dorsal view)

Labium (ventral view)

Labium (ventral view)

Poststernum (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.


  • Kirby, W. F. (1909). Ruwenzori expedition reports. Neuroptera and Odonata. Transactions Zoological Society London, 19, 59-61.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-07-21].