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Insect: Dragonflies

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Re: dragonfly IDs needed

Unread post by arks » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:34 am

Thanks very much, Terry :gflower: They may be common, but they're also beautiful!
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Re: Insect: Dragonflies

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:05 pm

Dragonflies and Damselflies are such colourful insects with equally interesting descriptive names. During my few visits to Kruger, I have collected the following :cam: and tried to iudentify them with the assistance of "A guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies of SA". Please feel free to assist with correct ID where I had it wrong.

Red Basker (Afr Rooisonvangertjie) - Lake Panic.
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Blue Basker (Afr Blousonvangertjie) - Lake Panic.
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Banded Groundling (Afr Gebande Grondwagterjie) - Lake Panic
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Common Tigertail ( Afr Gewone Streepstert) - Lake Panic
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Inspector (Afr Opsigter) - Lake Panic
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Re: Insect: Dragonflies

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:24 pm

Some more.... :D

Eastern Blacktail (Afr Swartstertskepper) - Tsendze causeway near Mopani camp
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Broad Scarlet (Afr Breë Blosie) - Tsendze causeway near Mopani camp
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Violet Dropwing (Afr PurpervalvlerkieBreë Blosie) - Tsendze causeway near Mopani camp
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Orange-winged Dropwing (Afr Oranjevlerk-valvlerkie) - Satara camp region
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Black Percher (Afr Swartsittertjie) - Olifants camp region
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