Pseudagrion (A) gigas Ris, 1936
Giga Sprite

Type locality: Sikasso, Mali


No diagnosis of this species close to P. gamblesi is presently available. Please refer to the references provided.

Habitat description

Rivers shaded by gallery forest, but possibly also in open landscapes. Probably especially faster sections with emergent vegetation and rocks. From 100 to 800 m above sea level.


confirmed: Ghana; Mali; Nigeria; Republic of Guinea; Sierra Leone; Togo; NOT confirmed: Côte d'Ivoire; Central African Republic

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (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]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1966). Check-list of dragonflies (Odonata) from Malawi, with description of a new Teinobasis Kirby. Arnoldia, 2, 1-24. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E. C. G. (1978) A new species of Pseudagrion Selys, its separation and comparisons (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Arnoldia 8 (22): 1-10 [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1967). Odonata Zygoptera. Exploration Hydrobiologique Bassin Lac Bangweolo Luapula, 14, 1-43. [PDF file]
  • Chutter, F.M. (1962). A new species of Pseudagrion (Odonata: Zygoptera) with descriptions of the larvae of five other species belonging to the genus. Revista Biologia, 3, 171-198. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-07-21].