Pinheyschna subpupillata (McLachlan, 1896)
- scientific: Aeshna subpupillata
Type locality: Cape Province, South Africa
Male is similar to P. rileyi by (a) stem of black mark on frons round and surrounded by pale area like bull’s-eye; (b) Pt 3.5-4 mm, over 8% of Hw length; (c) membranule dark, basal half distinctly white; (d) anal triangle of 3 cells, only rarely 2; (e) genital lobe elongate, apex rounded or truncate. However, differs by (1) ranging from Zimbabwe to South Africa; (2) relatively smaller size, Hw 39-41 mm; (3) space between lateral stripes with pale marking near Fw base; (4) costa pale yellow rather than brown, and many cross-veins near base yellow, including those in triangles, contrasting with dark surrounding veins (rather than all venation being uniformly dark); (5) genital lobe distinctly curved, rather than rather straight. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]
Streams in open landscapes, open areas in forest or shaded by gallery forest. Especially faster sections, usually with rocks, often dead trunks or branches, and probably overhanging branches. From 0 to 1900 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.
- McLachlan, R. (1895) On some Odonata of the subfamily Aeschnina. Annals Magazine Natural History Series 6 17: 409-425.
- Ris, F. (1921). The Odonata or Dragonflies of South Africa. Annals South African Museum, XVIII, 245-452. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2022-08-08].