Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807)
Common Goldenring

Type locality: England, no locality data available.


The species meets C. princeps in the Moroccan Atlas. See that species for their separation. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Lewington 2006]

Habitat description

Streams, headwaters, seeps and springs shaded by gallery forest, but sometimes in open landscapes or forest clearings. Often with coarse detritus and a sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom. From 0 to 1800 m above sea level.


confirmed: Algeria; Morocco

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.


  • Donovan, E. (1807). The natural history of British Insects explaining them in their several states, with the periods of their transformations, their food, economy etc. together with the history of such minute Insects as require investigation by the microscope.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-04-23].