Species in the genus Africallagma

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The genus Africallagma ( 11 species)
Africallagma:
Kennedy 1920
Diagnosis:
Medium sized to very slender and elongate, male abdominal segments 3–6 largely dark dorsally, at least along and for a short distance on either side of the midline. Pale thoracic colour usually blue but sometimes very pale tan, almost whitish, black humeral stripe never divided longitudinally, sometimes reduced to hairline in males and females. Pterostigmata pale grey to nearly black, vein Ac at or distal to midway between antenodal crossveins. Abdominal segment 10 of male without posterodorsal protuberance. Male paraprocts distinctly bifid in lateral view except in A. cuneistigma, with inferior arm much broader and usually shorter than superior; cerci variable but lacking a distinct inferior arm or middle lobe, generally curved ventromedially in distal third, or with recurved process at one-third to two-thirds length directed ventromedially, sometimes with scalariformlike cuticle (presumably not homologous with that of Enallagma because of its very different position on the cercus and because it appears to be normally sclerotized) on mediodistal surface. Penis with large rounded or recurved earlike distolateral lobes (narrow and digitate in A. rubristigma), distinct lateral lobes present, spines or projections not present just proximal to distal flexure. Male mesostigmal plates with prominent posteromedial lappets; female plates usually with wide anteromedial trough and flange (absent in A. sapphirinum, condition in A. rubristigma not known), posterior margin of pronotum sinuate, with distinct median prominence, or with median notch, middle lobe of pronotum never with well defined pits. Ovipositor valves of medium length or long, sometimes strikingly so. (May 2002, resurrecting genus)
Type species:
Agrion glaucum Burmeister, 1839 by original designation
Comments:
Commentary:
GenusSpeciesAuthorRemarks
Africallagmacuneistigma
(Pinhey, 1969)
 
Africallagmaelongatum
(Martin, 1907)
 
Africallagmaglaucum
(Burmeister, 1839)
 
Africallagmalongfieldae
(Fraser, 1947)
 
Africallagmapallidulum
Dijkstra 2007
 
Africallagmapseudelongatum
(Longfield, 1936)
 
Africallagmarubristigma
(Schmidt, 1951)
 
Africallagmasapphirinum
(Pinhey, 1950)
 
Africallagmasinuatum
(Ris, 1921)
 
Africallagmasubtile
(Ris, 1921)
 
Africallagmavaginale
(Sjöstedt, 1917)