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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Chalcostephia
Species: C. flavifrons
Binomial name
Chalcostephia flavifrons
Kirby, 1889

Chalcostephia is a monotypic genus[1] of dragonflies in the family Libellulidae containing the single species Chalcostephia flavifrons. It is known by the common names yellowface and inspector.[2] It is native to central Africa, where it is widespread.[2]

This dragonfly lives in swampy habitat. It is affected by the drainage and reclamation of swamps for agriculture, but it is not considered to be threatened.[2]


  1. ^ Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 3 Oct 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K. 2010. Chalcostephia flavifrons. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 09 February 2016.