Junglewatcher (Neodythemis hildebrandti).jpg
N. hildebrandti, Madagascar
Junglewatcher (Neodythemis pauliani).jpg
N. pauliani, Madagascar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Neodythemis
Karsch, 1889

Neodythemis is a genus of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae, known as jungelwatchers. It contains the following species:[1]

  • Neodythemis afra (Ris, 1909)
  • Neodythemis arnoulti Fraser, 1955
  • Neodythemis campioni (Ris, 1915)
  • Neodythemis fitzgeraldi Pinhey, 1961 – Powdered Junglewatcher
  • Neodythemis hildebrandti Karsch, 1889
  • Neodythemis infra Dijkstra, Diedericks & Mézière, 2015 – Blackwater Junglewatcher[2]
  • Neodythemis katanga Dijkstra & Kipping, 2015 – Katanga Junglewatcher[2]
  • Neodythemis klingi (Karsch, 1890)
  • Neodythemis munyaga Dijkstra & Vick, 2006[3]
  • Neodythemis nyungwe Dijkstra & Vick, 2006[3]
  • Neodythemis pauliani Fraser, 1952
  • Neodythemis preussi (Karsch, 1891)
  • Neodythemis scalarum Pinhey, 1964
  • Neodythemis takamandensis (Vick, 2000) – Bizarre Junglewatcher
  • Neodythemis trinervulata (Martin, 1902)


  1. ^ Martin Schorr; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 12 Oct 2018.
  2. ^ a b Dijkstra, Klaas-Douwe B.; Kipping, Jens; Mézière, Nicolas (2015). "Sixty new dragonfly and damselfly species from Africa (Odonata)". Odonatologica. 44 (4): 447–678. doi:10.5281/zenodo.35388.
  3. ^ a b Dijkstra, Klaas-Douwe B.; Vick, Graham S. (2006). "Inflation by venation and the bankruptcy of traditional genera: the case of Neodythemis and Micromacromia, with keys to the continental African species and the description of two new Neodythemis species from the Albertine Rift (Odonata: Libellulidae)". International Journal of Odonatology. 9 (1): 51–70. doi:10.1080/13887890.2006.9748263.

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