Neurogomphus wittei Schouteden, 1934
Tanganyika Siphontail

Type locality: Moba, DRC

Diagnosis

Near N. cocytius, N. uelensis and N. zambeziensis, but the only two poorly preserved male specimens known from the Congolese shore of Lake Tanganyika have the lateral tooth of the cercus relatively close to the apex. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Not known well, but probably large lakes in open landscapes. Probably often with a soft (like muddy) bottom. From 700 to 900 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

Abdominal segment 2 (lateral view)

Head (front)

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

  • Schouteden, H. (1934). Annales Musee Congo belge Zoologie 3 Section 2, 3, 1-84. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1962). New or little-known dragonflies (Odonata) of Central and Southern Africa. Occasional Papers National Museum Southern Rhodesia, 26, 892-911. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1967). The genus Neurogomphus Karsch (Odonata: Gomphidae). Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 29, 64-73. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2021-12-05].