Phyllomacromia flavimitella (Pinhey, 1966)
Eastern Savanna Cruiser

Type locality: PN Garamba, Nagero, DRC

Diagnosis

Male is similar to P. amicorum Male is similar to P. flavimitella by (a) smaller size, Hw 29-34 mm; (b) thorax with 3 pale stripes on each side; (c) border of hamule smoothly curved, concave at base of hook; (d) genital lobe long and pale, reaches well beyond hook of hamule; (e) dorsum of S10 with peak bearing a single cone; (f) cerci yellow, may be darker at base, usually paler than epiproct; (g) tips of cerci rounded. However, differs by (1) hamule with deep, sharp notch at base of hook; (2) apices of genital lobes twisted quarter turn, lying in transverse plane. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Not known, but probably rivers or streams in open landscapes. From 700 to 1100 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Central African Republic; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Uganda

Appendages (lateral view)

Abdominal segment 2 (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.


References

  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1966). Odonata. Exploration Parc National Garamba. Mission H de Saeger, 45, 1-114.
  • Gambles, R.M. (1979). West African species of Macromia (Odonata: Corduliidae) belonging to picta and sophia groups. Systematic Entomology, 4, 389-407. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2019-09-23].