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Some more South African Odonata

 
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Jan 28, 2018 04:29 |  #1

Inspired by the post from Noel Johnson, I thought you might like to see these. All seen over the New Year close to the Kruger.

This one is the swarthy sprite pretending to be a frog!

IMAGE: https://photos.smugmug.com/Africa-20172018/Insects/Pseudagrion-hamoni-Swarthy-sprite/i-Z3P7vML/0/3871c1ed/XL/7R301681-XL.jpg
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This one is the female banded groundling

IMAGE: https://photos.smugmug.com/Africa-20172018/Insects/Brachythemis-leucosticta-Banded-groundling-female/i-RdmHmNm/0/4f63e771/XL/SA901848-XL.jpg
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This smart gentlemen is the epaulet skimmer

IMAGE: https://photos.smugmug.com/Africa-20172018/Insects/Epaulet-Skimmer-male-Orthetrum-chrysostigma/i-jHvB5DL/0/13af6f5e/XL/7R301694-XL.jpg
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This one is a female Eastern blacktail

IMAGE: https://photos.smugmug.com/Africa-20172018/Insects/Nesciothemis-farinosa-Eastern-blacktail-female/i-VrrvSGL/0/4fd10050/XL/7R301690-XL.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://bugsrus.smugmu​g.com ...cktail-female/i-VrrvSGL/A] (external link)

And these guys were just posing (Common tigertail, Red-veined dropwing and Violet dropwing)

IMAGE: https://photos.smugmug.com/Africa-20172018/Insects/Ictinogomphus-ferox-male-Common-tigertail-Trithemis/i-xdWnzqF/0/740f699d/XL/7R301730-XL.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: https://bugsrus.smugmu​g.com ...ail-Trithemis/i-xdWnzqF/A] (external link)

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Jan 29, 2018 00:25 |  #2

Lovely series Edwin.
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Jan 29, 2018 01:17 as a reply to LordV's post |  #3

Thanks Brian. I don't know why these appear so dark here!


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Jan 30, 2018 07:06 |  #4

Good variety!
Really like the last one, shows the size difference between the species well


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Jan 31, 2018 10:57 |  #5

Good selection.


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