Pseudagrion (A) epiphonematicum Karsch, 1891
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Type locality: Cameroon, no locality data available.


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

Habitat description

Streams, but possibly also headwaters, shaded by forest. Often with emergent vegetation, a gravelly and/or sandy bottom, and probably submerged roots and/or rocks. From 0 to 2100 m above sea level, but mostly between 100 and 700, although possibly even higher up.


confirmed: Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria; Republic of Guinea; Sierra Leone; NOT confirmed: Benin; Guinee-Bissau; Togo

Male © Jens Kipping

Male&female © Robbie Whytock

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral 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.

Barcode specimen(s):

Male; Liberia, Grand Gedeh County, Putu Iron Ore Mining concession © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & A. Dayeker

Male; Gabon, Ogoué-Lolo, route Koulamoutou-Pana © Mézière, Nicolas

Male; Gabon, Ogoué-Lolo, route Koulamoutou-Pana © Mézière, Nicolas

Male; Gabon, Haut-Ogoué, route Moanda-Bakoumka (psite en forêt à droite à 25 km de Moanda) © Mézière, Nicolas


  • Karsch, F. (1891). Übersicht der von Herrn Dr. Paul Preuss in Deutsch-West-Afrika 1890 gesammelten Odonaten. Entomologische Nachrichten, 17, 65-81.
  • Longfield, C. (1936). Studies on African Odonata, with synonymy and descriptions of new species and subspecies. Transactions Royal Entomological Society London, 85, 467-498. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1973). Notes on some African representatives of the genus Pseudagrion Selys, 1876, with descriptions of two new species (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae). Odonatologica, 2, 317-327. [PDF file]
  • Ris, F., and Schmidt, E. (1936). Die Pseudagrion-Arten des kontinentalen Afrika. (Insecta, Odonata). [posthumous, Schmidt based on Ris' notes - sp authorship Schmidt] Abhandlungen Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 433, 1-68. [PDF file]
  • Karsch, F. (1899). Odonaten von Johann-Alrecht-Höhe (Nord- Kamerun), gesammelt von Herrn Leopold Conradt. Entomologische Nachrichten, 25, 161-176. [PDF file]
  • Schouteden, H. (1934). Annales Musee Congo belge Zoologie 3 Section 2, 3, 1-84. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2018-03-24].