A Visual Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of South Africa
© John Wilkinson & Rob Dickinson
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Orthetrum
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Strepieskepper
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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 chrysostigma Orthetrum julia capicola (Young males)    
       
ADULT FEMALES
       
YOUNG FEMALES
       
AGED FEMALES
       
FEMALES - DIFFERENTIAL IDENTIFICATION TIPS
   
       
  SIMILAR LOOKING SPECIES  
Orthetrum chrysostigma    
       
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