Ischnura fountaineae Morton, 1905
Oasis Bluetail

Type locality: Oasis of Biskra, Algeria


For the identification of this species, please refer to: Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & R. Lewington, 2006. Field guide to the Dragonflies of Britain and Europe. British Wildlife Publishing. 1-320.

Habitat description

Streams and standing waters in open landscapes. Often with emergent and aquatic vegetation. Tolerant of brackish water and at hot water springs. From 0 to 1100 m above sea level, but mostly below 400.


confirmed: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia

© Paul Schrijvershof

Map citation: Clausnitzer, V., K.-D.B. Dijkstra, R. Koch, J.-P. Boudot, W.R.T. Darwall, J. Kipping, B. Samraoui, M.J. Samways, J.P. Simaika & F. Suhling, 2012. Focus on African Freshwaters: hotspots of dragonfly diversity and conservation concern. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 129-134.


  • Morton, K.J. (1905). Odonata collected by Miss Margaret E. Fountaine in Algeria, with description of a new species of Ischnura. Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 41,145-149.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-04-22].