Ischnura saharensis Aguesse, 1958
Sahara Bluetail

Type locality: North Africa, no locality data available.

Diagnosis

For the identification of this species, please refer to: Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & R. Lewington, 2006. Field guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe. British Wildlife Publishing. 1-320.

Habitat description

Streams and standing waters in open landscapes. Often with emergent and aquatic vegetation. From 0 to 2700 m above sea level, but mostly below 1100.

Distribution

confirmed: Algeria; Libya; Mauritania; Morocco; Niger; Tunisia

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.


Barcode specimen(s):


Adult, male; South Africa, Western Cape, © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, female; South Africa, Western Cape, © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, female; South Africa, Western Cape, Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; Angola, Uige Province, Negage © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Female; Liberia, Grand Gedeh County, Tappita Road just west of Zwedru © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & A. Dayeker

Reference

  • Aguesse, P. (1958). Une sous-espèce nouvelle d'Ischnura en Afrique du Nord. Revue francaise Entomologie, 25, 149-157.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2018-06-23].