Aciagrion zambiense Pinhey, 1972
Zambia Slim

Synonyms:

  • scientific: ? A. brosseti Legrand, 1982
  • vernacular: Opal Slim

Type locality: Zambezi Source, Mwinilunga, Zambia

Diagnosis

Male is similar to A. dondoense by (a) larger size, Hw 19-22 mm; (b) dorsum of head pale with some black traces; (c) thorax largely pale; (d) cerci distinctly longer than paraprocts, with broad or rounded apex; (e) basal tooth of paraprocts directed straight upwards. However, differs by (1) being restricted to NW Zambia and adjacent Angola; (2) cerci shorter than S10, with rounded apex and rather large ventral process placed near midpoint of cercus. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Not known, but possibly standing and often temporary waters shaded by gallery forest. Inferred to occur from 1200 to 1500 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Angola; Zambia

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.


Reference

  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1972). The genus Aciagrion Selys (Odonata). Occasional Papers National Museums Rhodesia B Natural Science, 5, 1-59. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2020-08-12].