Elattoneura frenulata

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Elattoneura frenulata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Platycnemididae
Genus: Elattoneura
Species: Elattoneura frenulata
Binomial name
Elattoneura frenulata
(Hagen in Selys, 1860)

Elattoneura frenulata is a species of damselfly in the family Platycnemididae known commonly as the sooty threadtail. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is known only from the Hawequas Mountains in the Western Cape. Though it has a restricted distribution, it is locally common. It lives near slow-moving rivers with abundant vegetation.[1]


  1. ^ a b Samways, M. J. 2010. Elattoneura frenulata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 February 2016.

Further reading[edit]

  • Tarboton, W.; Tarboton, M. (2015). A Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Nature. ISBN 9781775841845.