Ceriagrion whellani Longfield, 1952
Type locality: Chibudzana river, Zimbabwe
Male is similar to C. corallinum by (a) green head and thorax; (b) Abd orange to red; (c) S10 without apical processes; (d) penis with rounded apex and rounded lateral lobes; (e) paraprocts with distinct angular heel. However, differs by (1) labrum yellow rather than green to blue; (2) wings often washed yellow rather than clear; (3) penis with small, rather than large, lateral lobes; (4) cerci narrow, rather than broad, without internal tooth; (5) paraprocts reach as far as tips of cerci. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]
Standing and often temporary waters in open areas in forest, but sometimes also in open landscapes or shaded by gallery forest. Usually with emergent and often aquatic vegetation. From 0 to 1900 m above sea level.
Appendages (dorsal view)
Appendages (lateral view)
Penis (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.
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- Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Central Africa. Occasional Papers Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 14, 1-97. [PDF file]
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- Fraser, F.C. (1955). New species and new additions to the Odonata of the Belgian Congo. Revue Zoologie Botanique Africaines, 51, 33-43. [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). Odonata Zygoptera. Exploration Hydrobiologique Bassin Lac Bangweolo Luapula, 14, 1-43. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2023-12-11].