Umma purpurea Pinhey, 1961
Purple Sparklewing

Type locality: Mamfe, Cameroon


No diagnosis of this distinctive species is presently available. Please refer to the references provided.

Habitat description

Not known well, but probably streams shaded by forest. Probably often with submerged roots, coarse detritus and/or a gravelly bottom. From 0 to 1000 m above sea level.


confirmed: Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea

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. (1961). Dragonflies collected on an expedition from Rhodesia to Nigeria in 1958. Part 1. Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 96, 256-271 [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C. 1961. Notes on African Odonata nymphs. - 2. Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 24: 165-172. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-06-15].