Chlorocypha fabamacula Pinhey, 1961
- scientific: C. wittei sensu Pinhey, 1961 nec Fraser, 1955
- vernacular: Spotted Jewel
Type locality: Solwezi, Zambia
Male is similar to C. victoriae by, (a) Hw 20-22 mm, rarely up to 24 mm; (b) head all black or with yellowish, brown or green spots; (c) fore tibiae entirely black; (d) at least mid and hind tibiae with anterior white streaks; (e) Abd all red, sometimes gradually becoming yellow towards end; (f) S2 largely red with paired black (sub)apical markings and S3 not black laterally. However, differs by (1) not as widespread and distributed from Katanga to N Zambia; (2) posthumeral pale stripe usually prominent rather than reduced; (3) apical markings S2 not distinctly curved laterally. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014; this diagnosis not yet verified by author]
Mostly rivers, but also streams, shaded by gallery forest, but sometimes in open landscapes. Often with a gravelly and/or sandy bottom, dead trunks or branches, and probably submerged roots and coarse detritus. From 600 to 1500 m above sea level, but mostly between 800 and 1500.
Abdomen (dorsal 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). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Central Africa. Occasional Papers Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 14, 1-97. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2023-09-29].