Inspectors

Family Libellulidae      (Leach, 1815)

Distribution Worldwide

  • Monotypic genus with a single species Chalcostephia flavifrons.

Africa

  • Monotypic genus with a single species Chalcostephia flavifrons.
Habitat and behaviour
  • Mature males are totally pale blue-grey pruinose, females and fresh males are dark with bold yellowish markings
  • Breeding mainly in open marsh, adults are often found sheltering inside forest, sometimes in great numbers
  • Adults are often found sheltering inside forest, sometimes in great numbers
  • The dark-bordered, pale-centred pterostigma is also a good field-mark.
  • Wing tips often become dark.
Synopsis
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A selection of images

Distribution

  • Genus and Species

Chalcostephia flavifrons Inspector Distribution Map Africa

 

 

 

 South Africa:

  • Localised along the KZN coastal area , MP and LP Lowveld.  

Africa:

  • Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Côte d'Ivoire; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo-Brazzaville; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinee-Bissau; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Mali; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Republic of Guinea; Republic of South Africa; Rwanda; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Sudan; Tanzania; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe

 

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