Elattoneura mayombensis Legrand, 1985
Black-fronted Threadtail


  • scientific: E. lliba Legrand, 1985 ssp. mayombensis

Type locality: Dimonika, Congo


The status of this taxon described as a subspecies of E. lliba is presently unclear. Please refer the references provided.

Habitat description

Streams shaded by forest. Often with a gravelly bottom. From 0 to 600 m above sea level.


confirmed: Cameroon; Congo-Brazzaville; Gabon

© Nicolas Meziere

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. (1985). Elattoneura afrotropicaux nouveaux ou peu connus (Odonata: Protoneuridae). Nouvelle Revue d’Entomologie, 2, 159-68. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2024-07-23].