A Visual Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of South Africa
© John Wilkinson & Rob Dickinson
Anisoptera Dragonflies DAMSELFLIES
Aeshnidae   EMPERORS, HAWKERS Afrikaans
Anaciaeschna triangulifera   Evening Hawker  Nagventer 
  Anax ephippiger   Vagrant Emperor Blourugkeiser
  Anax imperator   Blue Emperor Blou Keiser
  Anax speratus   Orange Emperor Oranje Keiser
  Anax tristis   Black Emperor Swart Keiser
  Gynacantha manderica   Little Duskhawker Klein Skemerventer
  Gynacantha usambarica   Eastern Duskhawker Oostelike Skemerventer
  Gynacantha villosa   Brown Duskhawker Bruin Skemerventer
  Pinheyschna subpupillata   Stream Hawker Spruitjieventer
  Zosteraeschna minuscula   Friendly Hawker Vrolike Venter
  Zosteraeschna usambarica   Forest Hawker Woudventer
Corduliidae    EMERALDS Afrikaans
  Hemicordulia africana   African Emerald Afrikaanse Swalker
Gomphidae   CLUBTAILS Afrikaans
  Ceratogomphus pictus   Common Thorntail Gewone Doringstert
  Ceratogomphus triceraticus   Cape Thorntail Kaapse Doringstert
  Crenigomphus cornutus   Horned Talontail Puntige Kloustert
  Crenigomphus hartmanni   Clubbed Talontail Knoppiekloustert
  Gomphidia quarrei   Southern Fingertail Suidelike Streepstert
  Ictinogomphus ferox   Common Tigertail Gewone Streepstert
  Lestinogomphus angustus   Spined Fairytail Towerfeë
  Lestinogomphus cf. silkeae   Fairytail near Silke's Towerfeë na aan Silke's
  Microgomphus nyassicus   Eastern Scissortail Oostelike Knipstertjie
  Neurogomphus zambeziensis   Zambezi Siphontail Zambezihewelstert
  Notogomphus praetorius   Yellowjack Klawerboer
  Onychogomphus supinus   Lined Claspertail Knypstert
  Paragomphus cognatus   Rock Hooktail Kliphakiestert
  Paragomphus elpidius   Corkscrew Hooktail Slingerhakiestert
  Paragomphus genei   Common Hooktail Gewone Hakiestert
  Paragomphus magnus   Great Hooktail Groot Hakiestert
  Paragomphus sabicus   Flapper Hooktail Flaphakiestert
  Phyllogomphus selysi   Bold Leaftail Lowerstert
Family uncertain   PRESBAS Afrikaans
  Syncordulia gracilis   Yellow Presba Geel Swalker
  Syncordulia legator   Gilded Presba Goudvlekswalker
  Syncordulia serendipator   Rustic Presba Roestige Swalker
  Syncordulia venator   Mahogany Presba Sapeleswalker
Macromiidae   CRUISERS Afrikaans
  Phyllomacromia contumax   Two-banded Cruiser Dubbelbandswalker
  Phyllomacromia monoceros   Sable Cruiser Swartswalker
  Phyllomacromia picta   Darting Cruiser Pyltjieswalker
Libellulidae   SKIMMERS, DROPWINGS, etc Afrikaans
  Acisoma inflatum   Stout Pintail Dik Pylstertjie
  Acisoma variegatum   Slender Pintail Dun Pylstertjie
  Aethriamanta rezia   Pygmy Basker Dwerg Sonvangertjie
  Brachythemis lacustris   Red Groundling Rooi Grondwagtertjie
  Brachythemis leucosticta   Banded Groundling Gebande Grondwagtertjie
  Bradinopyga cornuta   Horned Rockdweller Wegkruipertjie
  Chalcostephia flavifrons   Inspector Opsigter
  Crocothemis divisa   Rock Scarlet Rotsblosie
  Crocothemis erythraea   Broad Scarlet Breë Blosie
  Crocothemis sanguinolenta   Little Scarlet Klein Blosie
  Diplacodes lefebvrii   Black Percher Swartsittertjie
  Diplacodes luminans   Barbet Percher Baardmannetjie
  Diplacodes pumila   Dwarf Percher Dwergsittertjie
  Hemistigma albipunctum   African Piedspot Bontkolletjie
  Macrodiplax cora   Coastal Pennant Kuswimpel
  Nesciothemis farinosa   Eastern Blacktail Swartstertskepper
  Notiothemis jonesi   Eastern Forestwatcher Boswagter
  Olpogastra lugubris   Bottletail Lenige Bottelstert
  Orthetrum abbotti   Little Skimmer Klein Skepper
  Orthetrum brachiale   Banded Skimmer Gebande Skepper
  Orthetrum caffrum   Two-striped Skimmer Strepieskepper
  Orthetrum chrysostigma   Epaulet Skimmer Epouletskepper
  Orthetrum guineense   Guinea Skimmer Guinease Skepper
  Orthetrum hintzi   Dark-shouldered Skimmer Donkerskofskepper
  Orthetrum icteromelas   Spectacled Skimmer Brilskepper
  Orthetrum julia capicola   Cape Skimmer Kaapse Skepper
  Orthetrum julia falsum   Julia Skimmer Juliase Skepper
  Orthetrum machadoi   Highland Skimmer Hooglandse Skepper
  Orthetrum monardi   Woodland Skimmer Bosskepper
  Orthetrum robustum   Robust Skimmer Forse Skepper
  Orthetrum rubens   Elusive Skimmer Mistieke Skepper
  Orthetrum stemmale   Bold Skimmer Koenieskepper
  Orthetrum trinacria   Long Skimmer Gestrekte Skepper
  Palpopleura deceptor   Deceptive Widow Valse Weetjie
  Palpopleura jucunda   Yellow-veined Widow Geelaarweetjie
  Palpopleura lucia   Lucia Widow Luciase Weetjie
  Palpopleura portia   Portia Widow Portia Weetjie
  Pantala flavescens   Pantala Narbroekie
  Parazyxomma flavicans   Banded Duskdarter Gebande Skemerwerper
  Rhyothemis semihyalina   Phantom Flutterer Fladdergesie
  Sympetrum fonscolombii   Nomad Swerwertjie
  Tetrathemis polleni   Black-splashed Elf Swart Spikkeldwergie
  Trithemis aconita   Halfshade Dropwing Skaduvalvlerkie
  Trithemis annulata   Violet Dropwing Purper Valvlerkie
  Trithemis arteriosa   Red-veined Dropwing Rooinerfie
  Trithemis donaldsoni   Denim Dropwing Denim Valvlerkie
  Trithemis dorsalis   Highland Dropwing Hooglandvalvlerkie
  Trithemis furva   Navy Dropwing Blou Valvlerkie
  Trithemis hecate   Silhouette Dropwing Skraal Valvlerkie
  Trithemis kirbyi   Orange-winged Dropwing Oranjevlerk-valvlerkie
  Trithemis pluvialis   Russet Dropwing Rosbruinvalvlerkie
  Trithemis stictica   Jaunty Dropwing Vrolike Valvlerkie
  Trithemis werneri   Elegant Dropwing Siervalvlerkie
  Tholymis tillarga   Twister Vlegtertjie
  Tramea basilaris   Keyhole Glider Loerswewer
  Tramea limbata   Ferruginous Glider Enkelbandswewer
  Urothemis edwardsii   Blue Basker Blou Sonvangertjie
  Urothemis assignata   Red Basker Rooi Sonvangertjie
  Urothemis luciana   St Lucia Basker St Luciase Sonvangertjie
  Zyxomma atlanticum   Smoky Duskdarter Donker Skemerwerper
  Zygonoides fuelleborni   Southern Riverking Krasse Bottelstert
  Zygonyx natalensis   Blue Cascader Blou Klatertjie
  Zygonyx torridus   Ringed Cascader Kringklatertjie
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