Phyllomacromia hervei (Legrand, 1980)
Type locality: Lamto, Cote d'Ivoire
Male is similar to P. schoutedeni by (a) size, Hw 32-34 mm; (b) border of hamule at most weakly sinuous; (c) hook of hamule large, single-pointed and sharply back-turned, usually well-visible; (d) costa largely black, not contrasting with Pt; (e) S10 without tooth at base of peak; (f) cerci brown to black, often darker than epiproct (but both dark in colour), and without basal spines; (g) cerci short and straight, taper to spine-like tips (dorsal view). However, differs by (1) labium with pale lateral borders; (2) hook of hamule thick rather than fine; (3) cerci without tooth-like ridge; (4) epiproct shorter than cerci, rather square-ended. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014; this diagnosis not yet verified by author]
Mostly rivers, but also streams, in open areas in forest. Often with a gravelly, sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom and probably coarse detritus. From 0 to 800 m above sea level.
Appendages (dorsal view)
Appendages (lateral view)
Abdominal segment 2 (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.
- Legrand, J. (1980). Macromia hervei n. sp. Precedemment confondue avec M. aequatorialis (Martin, 1906) (Odonata, Libellulidae). Revue francaise Entomologie Nouvelle, 2, 10-14. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2023-06-08].