A Visual Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of South Africa
© John Wilkinson & Rob Dickinson
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Orthetrum
robustum
Robust Skimmer
Forse Skepper
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ADULT MALES
       
TENERAL AND YOUNG MALES
       
AGED MALES
       
MALES - DIFFERENTIAL IDENTIFICATION TIPS
   
       
  SIMILAR LOOKING SPECIES  
A large skimmer that resembles julia in thorax pattern but the shape and color of the Pt together with the large number of doubled cells in the Rspl loops of robustum should be enough to differenciate these two.
Also see the id table for fully pruinosed males
PDF.
       
Orthetrum julia falsum      
       
ADULT FEMALES
       
YOUNG FEMALES
       
AGED FEMALES
     
       
FEMALES - DIFFERENTIAL IDENTIFICATION TIPS
       
  SIMILAR LOOKING SPECIES  
Orthetrum julia falsum      
       
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