Olpogastra lugubris

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Olpogastra lugubris
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Olpogastra
Karsch, 1895
Species: O. lugubris
Binomial name
Olpogastra lugubris
(Karsch, 1895)

Libellula lugubris

Olpogastra lugubris, the slender bottletail, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae; it is the only species in its genus.[2]


This species is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa; It is found in Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Burundi.[1]


Rivers, floodplains, streams and lakes with sedges or reeds.[1][3]



  1. ^ a b c Clausnitzer, V.; Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F. (2010). "Olpogastra lugubris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Dijkstra, K.-D.B.; Clausnitzer, V. (2014). The dragonflies and damselflies of eastern Africa. Tervuren: Royal Museum for Central Africa. ISBN 978-94-916-1506-1. 
  3. ^ Tarboton, Warwick; Tarboton, Michèle (2015). A Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Nature. ISBN 9781775841845.