Ecchlorolestes peringueyi (Ris, 1921)
Rock Malachite

Synonyms:

  • scientific: E. perengueyi; Chlorolestes peringueyi
  • vernacular: Marbled M.

Type locality: Cape Province, South Africa

Diagnosis

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

Mostly streams, but sometimes headwaters, in open landscapes, but possibly also in shade of gallery forest. Often with emergent vegetation, coarse detritus, rocks and a soft (like muddy) bottom, probably especially calmer sections (like pools). Inferred to occur from 0 to 1000 m above sea level, but possibly up to 1600.

Distribution

confirmed: Republic of South Africa

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.


References

  • Ris, F. (1921). The Odonata or Dragonflies of South Africa. Annals South African Museum, XVIII, 245-452. [PDF file]
  • Barnard, K.H. (1937). Notes on dragon-flies (Odonata) of the S. W. Cape with descriptions of the nymphs and of new species. Annals South African Museum, 32, 169-260. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2020-08-09].