Oreocnemis phoenix Pinhey, 1971
Mulanje Damsel

Type locality: Little Ruo path, Mt M[u]lanje, Malawi


The only species currently recognised in this genus. Please refer to the genus diagnosis and introduction for more information.

Habitat description

Streams in open landscapes or open areas in forest. Often with a gravelly bottom and probably emergent vegetation. From 600 to 2800 m above sea level.


confirmed: Malawi

Male © KD Dijkstra

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

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.


  • Pinhey, E. C. G. (1971). A new zygopteran genus (Odonata) from Malawi. Arnoldia, 5, 1-5. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2024-04-23].