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, hintzi and machadoi are grouped together with abbotti 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.
Also see the id table for fully pruinosed males
PDF.
       
Orthetrum hintzi Orthetrum machadoi    
       
ADULT FEMALES
       
YOUNG FEMALES
       
AGED FEMALES
 
       
FEMALES - DIFFERENTIAL IDENTIFICATION TIPS
       
  SIMILAR LOOKING SPECIES  
Orthetrum hintzi Orthetrum machadoi    
       
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OVIPOSITING BEHAVIOR    
     
       
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