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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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 Post subject: Insects: Dragonflies
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 Post subject: Re: Dragonflies mating in mid-air
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WOW :shock: Great photo and great sighting

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 Post subject: Re: Dragonflies mating in mid-air
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 Post subject: Re: Dragonflies mating in mid-air
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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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Looks like a male scarlet dropwing :D

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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DQ this is a Violet Dropwing (very descriptive if you look at it's colour :wink: )

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 Post subject: Re: Dragonflies
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Here two of my dragonfly pics taken on Dec. 24 in KNP:

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 Post subject: Re: Dragonflies
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Stunning Photos Erland and Crested Barbet. Lake Panic is the place to photograph these ever busy-bodies. Here are a few of mine from there.

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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Hi Tshewene

would you know if this is a very commonly found species.

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at Lake Panic (Skukuza). I think it is the same species.

I have "extremely limited" (ie absolutely none) knowledge of these creatures.

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 Post subject: Re: Insect ID needed
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hi Buffers, i am not an expert, just a bush lover with every book you can imagine. your pic could be a dropwing which is one of the most common dragonflies. there are more than ten species, varies from red, yellow, dull orange. males could be dull blue to violet. the small scarlet is also very common through summer.
red basker has characteristic red patch at base of hind wings, look very orange and is a pest around the pool when the kids try to swim. flight patterns differ


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 Post subject: Re: Dragonflies
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Can someone please identify - taken at the Protea Hotel, Kruger Gate end of December 2010


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 Post subject: Re: Dragonflies
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HI naomi c
this is a Black Tailed Skimmer (Nesciotthemis farinosa)
The black on the tail sometimes has yellow splashes in the black but this disappears with age.
Frequents reed, sedge and grass lined margins of still and running water. ( info from "a field Guide to Dragonflies of South Africa by Warwick and Michele Tarboton)

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