Trithemis fumosa Pinhey, 1962
Smoky Dropwing

Type locality: Etoumbi Forest, Makoua, Congo


No diagnosis of this species close to T. anomala is presently available. Please refer to that species and the references provided.

Habitat description

Standing and often temporary waters, mostly in open areas in forest. Often with blackwater, emergent and aquatic vegetation, and probably a sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom. From 300 to 600 m above sea level.


confirmed: Central African Republic; Congo-Brazzaville; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Gabon

Male © Jens Kipping

Female © Nicolas Meziere

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. (1962). Some records of Odonata collected in tropical Africa. Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 25, 20-50. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1971). Odonata collected in Republique Centre-Africaine by R. Pujol. Arnoldia, 5, 1-16. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1970). Monographic study of the genus Trithemis Brauer (Odonata: Libellulidae). Memoirs Entomological Society Southern Africa, 11, 1-159. [PDF file]

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