Pentaphlebia gamblesi Parr, 1977
Type locality: Obudu Plateau, Nigeria
Known only from the male holotype, which differs from P. stahli by (1) 3-4 Ax in each wing, rather than 5-7 Ax;
(2) Pt swollen with posterior margin strongly convex, rather than narrow with straightish posterior margin; (3) cerci more than (rather than less) 2x as long as S10, their apices smooth with long and shallow subapical blade, rather than spiny apices with short and deep subapical blade; (4) only extreme tips of paraprocts upturned, rather than entire apical half (lateral view).
Streams shaded by forest. Probably especially faster sections (rapids, falls) with rocks. Recorded at around 1500 m above sea level.
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.
- Parr, M.J. (1977). A second species of Pentaphlebia Foerster (Zygoptera: Amphipterygidae) from the Nigerian-Cameroun border. Odonatologica, 6, 77-82. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2022-12-09].