Crocothemis divisa Baumann, 1898
Rock Scarlet

Type locality: Agome, Togo

Diagnosis

Male is similar to C. saxicolor by (a) face always cream to brown; (b) wing bases clear, at most with yellow wash along Hw membranule that does not extend beyond Cux; (c) 1-6 cell-doublings (rarely none) in radial planate of all wings; count those cells touching Rspl, but not IR3. However, differs by (1) being much more widespread; (2) thorax and Abd uniformly pale brown to red (rather than pale grey to red with dark pattern), at most slightly darkened along carinae; (3) one or both Hw triangles often of 2, rather than 1 cells. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Streams in open landscapes or sometimes open areas in forest. Often with rocks. From 0 to 2000 m above sea level, but mostly below 1500.

Distribution

confirmed: Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Côte d'Ivoire; Cameroon; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinee-Bissau; Liberia; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Republic of Guinea; Republic of South Africa; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe


Male © Jens Kipping


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.


Barcode specimen(s):


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga, Kundelungu National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Female; Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga, Kundelungu National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Female; Sierra Leone, Eastern Province, Gola Forest © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & A. Dayeker


Male; Tanzania, Kigoma Region, Lower Malagarasi Basin © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Female; Tanzania, Kigoma Region, Lower Malagarasi Basin © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

References

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  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1966). Check-list of dragonflies (Odonata) from Malawi, with description of a new Teinobasis Kirby. Arnoldia, 2, 1-24. [PDF file]
  • Longfield, C. (1959). The Odonata of N. Angola. Part II. Publicacoes culturais Companhia Diamantes Angola, 45, 13-42. [PDF file]
  • Förster, F. (1906). Die Libellulidengattungen von Afrika und Madagaskar. Jahresbericht Mannheimer Vereins Naturkunde, 72, 1-67.
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  • Schmidt, E. (1951). Libellen aus Portugiesisch Guinea, mit Bemerkungen über andere aethiopische Odonaten. Arquivos Museu Bocage, 20, 125-200. [PDF file]
  • 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]
  • Sjöstedt, Y. (1909). Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der schwedischen zoologischen Expedition nach dem Kilimandjaro, dem Meru und den umgebenden Massaisteppen Deutsch-Ostafrikas 1905-1906 unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Yngve Sjöstedt. 14. Pseudoneuroptera. Odonata, 14, 1-52.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2018-02-23].