OGBOGU Sylvester Sunday

OGBOGU Sylvester Sunday



  1. Theses/Dissertations:
  • Some aspects of biology of fishes in Ona stream Ibadan, Nigeria. B.Sc. Project report (1983), 25 pp.
  • Feeding mechanism and pattern of advanced instar nymph of Urothermis assignata Selys (Anisoptera: Libellulidae), M.Sc. Thesis (1987), 73 pp.
  • The bio-ecology of Cloeon and Caenis species (Ephemeroptera) in two man-made lakes in Ibadan, Nigeria. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Ibadan, (1991), 293 pp.
  1. Books/Monographs:

Contribution to books:

Dijkstra, K-D.B., Tchibozo, S., Ogbogu, S.S. (2009). The status and distribution of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata) in western Africa. Chapter 5, pp 41-55 In: Smith, K.G., Diop, M.D., Niane, M. and Darwall, W.R.T. (Compilers). 2009. The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Western Africa Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK: IUCN. x+94pp+4pp. ISBN 978-2-8317-1163-8. Available from:


3a. Published Articles:

(i) Ogbogu, S.S. (1993). A case of phoretic association of Plumatella species  (Phylactolaemata) with Caenis larva (Insecta) Journal of Tropical Ecology. Vol. 9:125-126.

(ii) Ogbogu, S.S. and A.T. Hassan (1996). Oxygen and temperature tolerance in Cloeon perkinsi Barnard larvae (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae). Nigerian Journal of Entomology. Vol. 13:103-110.  

(iii) Ogbogu, S.S. and A.T. Hassan (1996). Effects of sewage on physicochemical variables and Ephemeroptera (Mayfly) larvae of a stream-reservoir  system. Journal of Aquatic Sciences.  Vol. 11: 43-55.

            (iv) Ogbogu, S.S. (1999). The effects of temperature on egg development in the                African  mayfly Povilla adusta  (Ephemeroptera:  Polymitarcyidae).  J. of  

                         Aquatic Sciences: Vol. 14: 47-50.

            (v) Ogbogu, S.S. and I.O. Jagun (1999). First report of the Mayfly genus Compsonueria (EATON) in Ile-Ife Southwestern Nigeria (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae). Nigerian Journal of Entomology. Vol. 16: 98-102.

(vi) Ogbogu, S.S. (2000). Submerged beds of Fontinalis species (Bryophyta) as a microhabitat for hydropsychid caddisfly (Trichoptera) in an intermittent reservoir spillway, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Tropical Freshwater Biology Vol.9:11-16.

(vii) Ogbogu, S.S. (2001).  Factors affecting the distribution and abundance of Cloeon and Caenis (Ephemeroptera) larvae in a tropical impounded river, Nigeria. African Journal of Ecology 39: 106-112.

(viii) Ogbogu, S.S. and T.O. Akinya (2001).  Distribution and abundance of insect                 orders in relation to habitat types in Opa stream-reservoir system, Nigeria. Journal of Aquatic Sciences 16 (1): 7-12.

(ix) Ogbogu, S.S. (2001). Observations on the seasonal dynamic of caddisfly larvae (Trichoptera) in an intermittent reservoir outflow at Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Journal of Aquatic Sciences 16 (2): 139-143.

(x) Ogbogu, S.S. and S.A. Olajide (2002). Effect of Sewage oxidation pond effluent on macroinvertebrate communities of a tropical forest stream,

Nigeria. Journal of Aquatic Sciences 17(1): 27-30.

(xi) Ogbogu, S.S. (2005). First report of Aethaloptera dispar Brauer 1875 (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) from Ile-Ife, Southwestern Nigeria, West Africa. Zootaxa 1088: 25-32.

(xii) Ogbogu, S.S. (2006). First record of the genus Anisocentropus McLachlan                         (Trichoptera: Calamoceratidae) from Nigeria, with description of mature larva. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 149: 95-99.

(xiii)  Ogbogu, S.S. (2006). First report of the nymph of Neoperla Needham, 905 (Plecoptera: Perlidae) from Ile-Ife, Southwestern Nigeria. Illiesia 2(4): 27- 30. [Available online at: http://2.pms-lj.si/illiesia/Illiesia02-04.pdf].

        (xiv) Ogbogu, S.S. (2006). Reporting the presence of Cheumatopsyche digitata in Southwestern Nigeria (West Africa) (Trichoptera, Hydropsychidae)  Fragmenta entomologica,  Roma, 38(1): 135-144.

(xv) Ogbogu, S.S. and W.B. Adu (2006). First record of Macrostemum alienum Ulmer 1907 (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae: Macronematinae) from Ile-Ife, Southwestern Nigeria, West Africa. Biota Neotropica, 6(3): 1-7. [Available online at: http://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v6n3/pt/abstracts?short-communication+bn00606032006]. ISSN 1676-0611.

(xvi) Ogbogu, S.S. (2007). Caddisfly (Trichoptera) larvae of the Opa River basin, south-western Nigeria. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 32(3): 259–263.

(xvii)  Ogbogu, S.S. (2008). Description of mature larva of the Genus Oecetis McLachlan (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae) from south-western Nigeria, West Africa. Journal of Afrotropical  Zoology 4: 71-76.

(xviii)  Ogbogu, S.S. & E.E. Okeze (2008). Description of the larva of Triaenodes McLachlan 1865 (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae) from Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Ife Journal of Science, 10(1): 73-76.

(xix) Ogbogu, S.S. (2009): The identity of Anisocentropus species (Trichoptera: Calamoceratidae) from Nigeria with description of adult male. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie. Vol 152.

(xx) Adu, B. W. & Ogbogu S. S. (2010): Diversity and Distribution of  Dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata:) in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Southwestern Nigeria. Agrion 15(1):24-31.

(xxi) Akinwande, K. L., Badejo, M. A. and Ogbogu, S. S. 2012. Incidence of the Korean haplotype of Varroa destructor in southwest Nigeria. Journal of Apicultural Research 51(4): 369-370.

(xxii) Akinwande, K. L., Badejo M. A. and Ogbogu S. S. 2013. Challenges Associated With The Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera Adansonii) Colonies Establishment In South Western Nigeria. African Journal of Food, Agriculture and Development 13(2): 7467-7464.

(xxiii) Amusan, B.O. and Ogbogu, S.S. (2013): Observations on the abundance and distribution of adult caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera) in streams and rivers of Ile-Ife, southwestern Nigeria. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 33(3): 163–169.

(xxiv) Adu, B. W. and Ogbogu S. S. 2013. Diversity and Community Structure of Dragonflies and Damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) in Aponmu Forest, Southwestern, Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 2013, 3(6): 231-239.

(xxv) Ehikhamele, I. E. and Ogbogu, S. S. 2017. Assessment of the concentrations of some heavy metals and their effects on the macroinvertebrate  composition in Igun southwestern Nigeria, using reference site approach Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 5(1): 452-458.

(xxvi)   Amusan, B. O., Idowu M. A. and Ogbogu S. S. 2018. Comparative study of the   macroinvertebrate composition and water quality of Ona and Opa rivers, southwestern Nigeria. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 26(1): 33-48.

(xxvii) Amusan, B., Omoniyi, G. and Ogbogu, S. 2018. Evaluation of the effects of seasonal changes in sediment characteristics on macroinvertebrate assemblage in a tropical reservoir. Water and Environment Journal 2018.

* (xxviii) Kemabonta, K. A., Essien, R., Adu, B. W., Ogbogu, S. S., Iysa, A., and  Uche-Dike, R. 2019. Abundance and Distribution of donates (Dragonflies  and Damselflies) In Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Pan African Journal of  Life Sciences 1: 33-38.

*(xxix) Kemabonta, K. A.; Adu, B. W.; Nwabueze, O. F.; Ogbogu, S. S. and Ohadiwe, A. 2019. The diversity and distribution of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata) in University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, south-west Nigeria. The Zoologist, 17: 1-5.


*Recent publications

3 b) Published Refereed Conference Proceedings

(xxx) Ogbogu, S.S. (2003). Effects of different concentrations of inorganic compounds on the survival of Cloeon perkinsi larvae (Ephemeroptera), pp.377-379. In: Gaino, E. (ed.), Research Update on Ephemeroptera & Plecoptera. Proceedings of the 2001 International Joint Meeting. X    International Conference on Ephemeroptera & XIV International Symposium on Plecoptera, erugia, Italy. University of Perugia, (Pub.). 2001.

(xxxi)  Ogbogu, S & Williams Adu, W. 2011. Life history and larval density of  Cheumatopsyche digitata Mosely (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) in Opa Reservoir spillway, Ile-Ife, southwestern Nigeria. Zoosymposia 5:401-407.

(xxxii) Amusan, B and Ogbogu, S. 2016. Investigation into the Trichoptera Fauna of  the Opa Stream in Ile-Ife, Southwestern Nigeria. Zoosymposia 10:23-27.


Papers and Works in Preparation:

The life history of two hydropsychid caddisfly genera in an intermittent reservoir outflow