Lestes numidicus Samraoui et al., 2003
Late Spreadwing

Type locality: Lac des Oiseaux, Algeria


For the identification of this species, please refer to: Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & R. Lewington, 2006. Field guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe. British Wildlife Publishing. 1-320.

Habitat description

Standing and mostly temporary waters in open landscapes, but sometimes in open areas in forest. Usually with emergent and often aquatic vegetation. Recorded at around 600 m above sea level.


confirmed: Algeria

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.


  • Samraoui, B., Weekers, P.H.H., and Dumont, H.J. (2003). Two taxa within the North African Lestes virens complex (Zygoptera: Lestidae). Odonatologica 32, 131-142.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2024-06-17].