Pseudagrion (A) inopinatum Balinsky, 1971
Balinsky's Sprite

Type locality: Badplaas, South Africa


For the identification of this species, please refer to: Tarboton, W. & Tarboton, M. 2015. A guide to the dragonflies (Odonata) of South Africa. Cape Town: Random House Struik.

Habitat description

Rivers in open landscapes. Often faster sections, usually with emergent vegetation and often rocks. From 900 to 1300 m above sea level.


confirmed: Republic of South Africa

Male © Alan Manson

Male&female © Alan Manson

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.


  • Balinsky, B. I. (1971). A new species of Pseudagrion Sélys (Odonata) from eastern Transvaal. Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 34, 11-15. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1978). A new species of Pseudagrion Selys, its separation and comparisons (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Arnoldia, 8, 1-10. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-06-14].