Notes on Trithemis bifida and T. donaldsoni (Odonata: Libellulidae)


Trithemis bifida is reported for the first time from East Africa. Previously there were only two Afrotropical records of this species: one male from Zambia and one male from the Ivory Coast. The male of T. bifida is described and compared with the closely related T. donaldsoni which is also found in East Africa. Taxonomically relevant structures are figured, differential features between both species are described and notes on the ecology of T. bifida are given.

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