Neodythemis fitzgeraldi Pinhey, 1961
Powdered Junglewatcher

Type locality: Abercorn N.R. [= Mbala], Lucheche River, Zambia

Diagnosis

Male is similar to some Neodythemis species by (a) Fw discoidal field of 1 cell-row at base but widens distally, 2-3 rows proximal to node, 4-11 cells wide on wing border; (b) anal loop of 3-6 (rather than 7-15) cells, only rarely up to 8. However, is set apart by (1) ranging from N Zambia to Katanga; (2) labrum pale rather than black, with black border; (3) black markings along metapleural suture interrupted; (4) Abd becomes pruinose with age. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Streams shaded by gallery forest. Probably often with blackwater, coarse detritus and a sandy bottom. From 1200 to 1900 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Democratic Republic of the Congo; Zambia


Male © KD Dijkstra


Thorax (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, Upemba National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


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


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

Reference

  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Central Africa. Occasional Papers Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 14, 1-97. [PDF file]

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