A Visual Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of South Africa
© John Wilkinson & Rob Dickinson
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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 hintziare grouped together with machadoi 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. Machadoi tend to show a pale area on the thorax and might also be confused with chrysostigma. It also displays a darkish shoulder and may be confused with guineense.
Also see the id table for fully pruinosed males
PDF.
       
Orthetrum abbotti Orthetrum hintzi Orthetrum chrysostigma Orthetrum guineense
       
ADULT FEMALES
       
     
       
YOUNG FEMALES
       
AGED FEMALES
       
FEMALES - DIFFERENTIAL IDENTIFICATION TIPS
       
 
       
  SIMILAR LOOKING SPECIES  
Orthetrum abbotti Orthetrum hintzi    
       
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