Anax bangweuluensis Kimmins, 1955
Type locality: Lake Bangweulu, Zambia
Male recalls speratus-group of Anax by (a) dorsum of frons unmarked; (b) femora reddish, contrasting with black tibiae; (c) Abd orange to red without black markings. However, set apart by (1) being restricted to large marshes from N Zambia to N Botswana; (2) relatively smaller size, Hw 43-48 mm; (3) wing bases with orange to brown subcostal rays; (4) S10 without small process between the cerci (accessory lamina); (5) cerci distinctly more than 2x as long as epiproct, with narrowed apex (dorsal view) and distinct ventral lump near base (lateral view). [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]
Mostly flowing channels in marshes, but also rivers and possibly standing waters, in open landscapes. Usually with emergent and often aquatic vegetation, and probably often blackwater. From 900 to 1200 m above sea level.
Appendages (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.
- Kimmins, D.E. (1955). Three new species of African Odonata. Entomologist, 88, 109-113. [PDF file]
- Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Central Africa. Occasional Papers Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 14, 1-97. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2021-03-01].