Pseudagrion (B) vaalense Chutter, 1962
Vaal Sprite

Type locality: Vaal-Orange river, South Africa


For the identification of this species, please refer to: Tarboton, W. & Tarboton, M. 2015. A guide to the dragonflies (Odonata) of South Africa. Cape Town: Random House Struik.

Habitat description

Rivers in open landscapes or shaded by gallery forest. Usually with emergent vegetation. From 0 to 1600 m above sea level, but mostly between 1300 and 1500.


confirmed: Lesotho; Namibia; Republic of South Africa

© Warwick Tarboton

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.


  • 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].