Porpax sentipes Dijkstra, 2006
Type locality: Ubangi, Businga, DRC
Male is similar to P. bipunctus by (a) anterior side of hind femur and trochanter bare, at most with some scattered short hairs; (b) Abd never pruinose. However, differs by (1) relatively smaller size, Hw 22-26 mm; (2) pale band across frons broken by black in median groove; (3) prothorax with pale spot above coxa; (4) spiracular dorsum often all black, rather than with large central pale spot; (5) interpleural stripe at least as wide as pale stripes bordering it; (6) anal loop closed before wing border; (7) spines in outer anterior row of hind femur doubled at base of femur; (8) pale ring on S6 perpendicular, rather than skewed dorso-apically. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]
Standing and mostly temporary waters shaded by forest. Often with coarse detritus and a soft (like muddy) bottom, probably especially pools in stream beds. From 300 to 1000 m above sea level.
Abdominal segments 1-4
Thorax (lateral view)
Face (frontal 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.
- Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2006). Taxonomy and biogeography of Porpax, a dragonfly genus centred in the Congo Basin (Odonata, Libellulidae) Tijdschrift Entomologie, 149, 71-88. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2022-08-13].