Paragomphus genei

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Paragomphus genei
Paragomphus genei. Green Hooktail. Male. (5102152536).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Gomphidae
Genus: Paragomphus
Species: P. genei
Binomial name
Paragomphus genei
(Selys, 1841)

Paragomphus genei (Common Hooktail) is a species of dragonfly in the family Gomphidae.

Distribution and status[edit]

It is found in Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Burundi. Also lives in the south of Iberian Peninsula in Europe.


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, rivers and intermittent rivers in the mediterranean area, freshwater lakes, and freshwater marshes.