Pseudagrion (A) hemicolon Karsch, 1899
Semicolon Slim Sprite

Synonyms:

  • scientific: P. flavipes Sjöstedt, 1900; P. f. leonense Pinhey, 1964
  • vernacular: Yellow-legged Sprite

Type locality: Johann Albrechts-Hohe, Cameroon

Diagnosis

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

Habitat description

Mostly headwater streams, but also seeps, springs and possibly standing waters, shaded by forest. Usually with coarse detritus, often emergent vegetation and a soft (like muddy) bottom, and probably especially calmer sections (like pools) also with submerged roots. From 0 to 700 m above sea level, but possibly up to 1200.

Distribution

confirmed: Côte d'Ivoire; Cameroon; Congo-Brazzaville; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria; Republic of Guinea; Sierra Leone; NOT confirmed: Benin; Togo


© Ulf Bjelke

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, Nimba County, Makento-Vanyapa Road © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, West Nimba Proposed Forest Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & M. Darpay

References

  • Karsch, F. (1899). Odonaten von Johann-Alrecht-Höhe (Nord- Kamerun), gesammelt von Herrn Leopold Conradt. Entomologische Nachrichten, 25, 161-176. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1964). Some new Odonata from West Africa. Bulletin Institut francais Afrique, 26, 1144-1153. [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]
  • Sjöstedt, Y. (1900). Odonaten aus Kamerun, West -Afrika. Beltrage Zur Kenntnis der insektenfauna von Kamerun. Binhang Kongliga Svenka VetenskapsAkademiens Handlingar, 25, 1-62.
  • D' Andrea, M., and Carfi, S. (1997). Nuove raccolte di odonati del Camerun con note su Agriocnemis maclachlani Selys, 1877 edescrizione di Agriocnemis dissimilis sp. nov. e Trithemis osvaldae sp. nov. Atti Societa italiana Scienze naturali, 136, 157-190. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2018-09-24].