Zygonyx chrysobaphes Ris, 1915
Golden-winged Cascader

Type locality: Sandea, Sierra Leone

Diagnosis

No diagnosis of this species close to (but not occurring with) Z. eusebia is presently available. Please refer to that species and the references provided.

Habitat description

Rivers and streams in open areas in forest. Often with a sandy and/or probably soft (like muddy) bottom. From 100 to 700 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Ghana; Liberia; Republic of Guinea; Sierra Leone; Togo; NOT confirmed: Côte d'Ivoire


© KD Dijkstra


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; Liberia, Grand Gedeh County, Putu Iron Ore Mining concession © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & A. Dayeker


Male; Liberia, Grand Gedeh County, Putu Iron Ore Mining concession © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & A. Dayeker


Female; Liberia, Grand Gedeh County, © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & A. Dayeker


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

Reference

  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1964). Dragonflies (Odonata) of the Angola-Congo borders of Rhodesia. Publicacoes culturais Companhia Diamantes Angola, 63, 95-130. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2020-07-06].