A Visual Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of South Africa
© John Wilkinson & Rob Dickinson
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Orthetrum
hintzi
Dark-shouldered Skimmer
Donkerskofskepper
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ADULT MALES
       
 
       
TENERAL AND YOUNG MALES
       
AGED MALES
     
       
MALES - DIFFERENTIAL IDENTIFICATION TIPS
       
       
     
       
  SIMILAR LOOKING SPECIES  
For the fully pruinosed males, abbotti and machadoi are grouped together with hintzi due to the shape and color of the Pt, the light colored Ax veins and the yellow costa (most noticeable between the nodus and pterostigma) combination. Abdomen pattern and dark shoulder similar to guineense.
Also see the id table for fully pruinosed males
PDF.
       
Orthetrum abbotti Orthetrum machadoi Orthetrum guineense  
       
ADULT FEMALES
       
YOUNG FEMALES
       
AGED FEMALES
       
FEMALES - DIFFERENTIAL IDENTIFICATION TIPS
       
     
       
  SIMILAR LOOKING SPECIES  
Orthetrum guineense Orthetrum machadoi Orthetrum abbotti  
       
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