A Visual Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of South Africa
© John Wilkinson & Rob Dickinson
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Orthetrum
chrysostigma
Epaulet Skimmer
Epouletskepper
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Least concerned
       
ADULT MALES
       
TENERAL AND YOUNG MALES
       
AGED MALES
       
MALES - DIFFERENTIAL IDENTIFICATION TIPS
 
       
  SIMILAR LOOKING SPECIES  
As young males grouped together because of the pale stripe on the thorax.
Also see the id table for fully pruinosed males
PDF.
       
Orthetrum machadoi Orthetrum caffrum    
       
ADULT FEMALES
       
YOUNG FEMALES
AGED FEMALES
       
FEMALES - DIFFERENTIAL IDENTIFICATION TIPS
 
       
  SIMILAR LOOKING SPECIES  
Orthetrum caffrum      
       
PAIRS
     
       
OVIPOSITING BEHAVIOR    
     
       
ANOMALY      
     
       
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