Phyllomacromia pseudafricana (Pinhey, 1961)
Western Savanna Cruiser

Type locality: Uganda, no locality data available.


Male is similar to P. africana by (a) smaller size, Hw 27-32 mm; (b) thorax with 3 pale stripes on each side; (c) dorsum of S10 flat, at most with rounded hump but without cones; (d) cerci yellow, may be darker at base, usually paler than epiproct. However, differs by (1) vertex and occipital triangle dark rather than partly pale; (2) hamule with sharply angled, rather than smooth curved border, narrowed abruptly before hook on long thin spike; (3) anal notch of Hw (between anal triangle and wing border) acute rather than obtuse; (4) pale markings on S3-6 only on basal half of segments (dorsal view); (5) apical border of S10 without denticles. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Not known well, but probably rivers shaded by gallery forest. Inferred to occur from 0 to 1300 m above sea level.


confirmed: Benin; Côte d'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Mali; Nigeria; Uganda; NOT confirmed: Guinee-Bissau

Male © Wil Leurs

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.


  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). A survey of the dragonflies (order Odonata) of eastern Africa. British Museum, London, 1-214.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-07-23].