Malgassophlebia westfalli Legrand, 1986
Dark Leaftipper

Type locality: Nyame Pende, Gabon


No diagnosis of this species close to M. andzaba is presently available. Please refer to that species and the references provided.

Habitat description

Streams shaded by forest. Often with a sandy and/or probably gravelly bottom, and probably overhanging branches, submerged roots and/or coarse detritus. From 300 to 600 m above sea level.


confirmed: Cameroon; Gabon

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.

Barcode specimen(s):

Male; Gabon, Haut-Ogooué, © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Nicolas Mézière

Female; Gabon, Haut-Ogooué, © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Nicolas Mézière


  • Legrand, J. (1986). Malgassophlebia westfalli spec. nov. nouveau Tetratheminae afrotropical des forets du Gabon oriental: imagos, larves, notes biologiques et discussion sur le genre (Anisoptera: Libellulidae). Odonatologica, 15, 97-105. [PDF file]

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