Chlorocypha crocea Longfield, 1947
Angola Jewel


  • scientific: NOT? bamptoni Pinhey, 1975

Type locality: Cuché, Angola


No diagnosis of this Angolan endemic is presently available. Please refer to the references provided.

Habitat description

Headwater streams, but possibly also larger streams, in open landscapes. Often with a sandy and/or soft (like muddy) but possibly also gravelly bottom and probably submerged roots and coarse detritus. From 1300 to 1800 m above sea level.


confirmed: Angola

© Warwick Tarboton

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.


  • Longfield, C. (1947). The Odonata of South Angola. Results of the missions scientifiques suisses 1928-29, 1932-33. Arquivos Museu Bocage, 16, 1-31 [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1975). A collection of odonata from Angola. Arnoldia, 7, 1-16. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1967). African Chlorocyphidae (Odonata). Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 29, 161-197. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-07-25].