Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)
Type locality: Naples, Italy
The only species currently recognised in this genus. Please refer to the genus diagnosis and introduction for more information.
Standing and mostly temporary waters in open landscapes. Mostly with a sandy and/or often a soft (like muddy) bottom, and often with bare banks and coarse detritus. From 0 to 900 m above sea level, but mostly below 100.
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.
- Vander Linden, P.L. (1825). Monographiae Libellulinarum Europaearum Specimen. J. Frank, Bruxelles, 1-42.
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2021-03-08].