Mastigogomphus pinheyi (Cammaerts, 1968)
Eastern Snorkeltail


  • scientific: Neurogomphus pinheyi

Type locality: Broderick Falls, Kenya


Male is similar to M. dissimilis by (a) posterior hamule slender with round apex, rather than stout with square apex; (b) S10 and appendages usually black or dark brown, sometimes S10 paler laterally. However, differs by (1) being known only from W Kenya; (2) Abd segments gradually darkening terminally; (3) cerci scarcely thickened before apex, rather triangular. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Not known, but probably rivers or streams shaded by forest. Probably often with a soft (like muddy) bottom. Recorded at around 1500 m above sea level.


confirmed: Kenya

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

Abdominal segment 2 (lateral view)

Head (front)

Thorax (lateral view)

Thorax (dorsal 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.


  • Cammaerts, R. (1968). Une espece nouvelle de Neurogomphus Karsch en Afrique orieBulletin Annales Societe royale Entomologie Belgique, 104, 100-108. [PDF file]
  • Cammaerts, R. (2004). Taxonomic studies on African Gomphidae (Odonata, anisoptera). Arevision of the genus Neurogomphus Karsch, with the description of some larvae. Belgian Journal Entomology, 6, 91-239. [PDF file]

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