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Gynacantha cylindrata


Gynacantha cylindrata is a species of dragonfly in family Aeshnidae. It is found in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and possibly Somalia.


Found indoor at night. But its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and shrub-dominated wetlands.

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dotun55 10 years ago

OK, done!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Thanks. But just for information, the habitat box on PN spottings is for the habitat of "your" spotting -- that's what gives it additional scientific value as a location data point -- and this is independent of other sources of information which cannot of course, provide your specific information. Of course you noted it was inside but in such a case the immediate sorroundings would be interesting too. (This advice along with other helpful information can be found on if you have a chance to take a look). Cheers

dotun55 10 years ago

Em, forests. Secondary forests. Often times, I wait for ID suggestions and then use to source for other relevant info altogether.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Nice dragonfly. What is the habitat like outside?

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Spotted on May 4, 2013
Submitted on Aug 19, 2013

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