Africallagma sapphirinum

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Africallagma sapphirinum
Africallagma sapphirinum Sapphire Bluet 2013 02 22.jpg
Male
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Africallagma
Species: A. sapphirinum
Binomial name
Africallagma sapphirinum
(Pinhey, 1950)

Africallagma sapphirinum, the Sapphire Bluet is a species of damselfly in family Coenagrionidae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is locally common.[2]

This species is found in the grassland biome, where its natural habitat is ponds and lakes with floating aquatic plants.[2]

This bluet is 24–28 mm long, with a wingspan of 26–33 mm. The thorax is sapphire-blue with black dorsal and antehumeral stripes. The abdomen is deep blue and black; segments one to five are mainly sapphire-blue with a discontinuous black dorsal stripe, segments eight and nine are blue and segments six, seven and ten are mostly black.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ F. Suhling (2010). "Africallagma sapphirinum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Tarboton, W.R.; Tarboton, M. (2005). A fieldguide to the damselflies of South Africa. ISBN 0620338784.