Malgassophlebia bispina Fraser, 1958
- scientific: M. nigeriae Pinhey, 1961; M. longistipes (Pinhey, 1964); M. aequatoris Legrand, 1979
Type locality: Uele, Bambesa, DRC
Male differs from the two other continental Malgassophlebia species by (1) the yellow rather than dark brown to black pronotal hindlobe; (b) the quadrangular rather than triangular Fw discoidal cell, i.e. the sector of the arculus joins it about halfway along the anterior vein rather than at its distal corner; (c) entirely one row of cells in the Fw discoidal field from base to beyond node, rather than at least partly two rows proximal to the node; (d) only 3-4 cells in the anal loop, rather than 6-10; (e) the abruptly subapically bent rather than gradually curved hamule; and (f) the distinct shape of the cerci. [Adapted from Dijkstra, Kipping & Mézière 2015]
Streams shaded by forest. Often with a gravelly and/or sandy bottom, and probably overhanging branches, submerged roots and/or coarse detritus. From 0 to 1400 m above sea level.
Appendages (dorsal view)
Appendages (lateral view)
Thorax (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.
- Fraser, F.C. (1958). Malgassophlebia bispine, a remarkable new libelluline from the Belgian Congo. Revue Zoologie Botanique Africaines, 57, 317-320. [PDF file]
- Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies collected on an expedition from Rhodesia to Nigeria in 1958. Part 1. Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 96, 256-271. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2022-08-08].