KORSMAN CONSERVANCY

ODONATA - Dragonflies and Damselflies




Blue Emperor
Blue Emperor
Vagrant Emperor mating pair
Vagrant Emperor mating pair
Phantom Flutterer
Phantom Flutterer
Broad Scarlet male
Broad Scarlet male
Broad Scarlet female by Lappies Labuschagne
Broad Scarlet female by Lappies Labuschagne
Banded Groundling male by Gina Fraundorfer
Banded Groundling male by Gina Fraundorfer
Banded Groundling female
Banded Groundling female
Julia Skimmer
Julia Skimmer
Two-striped Skimmer male
Two-striped Skimmer male
Two-striped Skimmer female by John Kelly
Two-striped Skimmer female by John Kelly
Long Skimmer
Long Skimmer
Yellow-veined Widow
Yellow-veined Widow
Highland Dropwing
Highland Dropwing
Highland Dropwing female by Eugene Liebenberg
Highland Dropwing female by Eugene Liebenberg
Violet Dropwing
Violet Dropwing
Orange-winged Dropwing
Orange-winged Dropwing
Nomad male
Nomad male
Nomad female (aged)
Nomad female (aged)
Pantala by John Kelly
Pantala by John Kelly
Blue Basker female
Blue Basker female
Black Percher male
Black Percher male
Black Percher female
Black Percher female
Swamp Bluet male by Lappies Labuschagne
Swamp Bluet male by Lappies Labuschagne
Swamp Bluet female
Swamp Bluet female
Swamp Bluet tandem mating
Swamp Bluet tandem mating
Sailing Bluet tandem mating pair
Sailing Bluet tandem mating pair
Slate Sprite male
Slate Sprite male
Slate Sprite female
Slate Sprite female
Masai Sprite
Masai Sprite
Common Citril
Common Citril
Pallid Spreadwing
Pallid Spreadwing
Tropical Bluetail male
Tropical Bluetail male
Tropical Bluetail tandem mating
Tropical Bluetail tandem mating
Tropical Bluetail female (rufous form)
Tropical Bluetail female (rufous form)
23 species of Odonata have been recorded at Korsman.


Damselflies
Africallagma glaucum - Swamp Bluet
Azuragrion nigridorsum - Sailing Bluet
Ischnura senegalensis - Tropical Bluetail
Lestes pallidus - Pallid Spreadwing
Pseudagrion salisburyense - Slate Sprite
Pseudagrion massaicum - Masai Sprite
Ceriagrion glabrum - Common Citril
Dragonflies
Anax ephippiger - Vagrant Emperor
Anax imperator - Blue Emperor
Brachythemis leucosticta - Banded Groundling
Crocothemis erythraea - Broad Scarlet
Diplacodes lefebvrii - Black Percher
Orthetrum caffrum - Two-striped Skimmer
Orthetrum julia falsum - Julia Skimmer
Orthetrum trinacria - Long Skimmer
Pantala flavescens - Pantala
Rhyothemis semihyalina - Phantom Flutterer
Sympetrum fonscolombii - Nomad
Trithemis dorsalis - Highland Dropwing
Trithemis kirbyi - Orange-winged Dropwing
Trithemis annulata - Violet Dropwing
Urothemis edwardsii - Blue Basker
Palpopleura jucunda - Yellow-veined Widow

Dragonflies are an important bio-indicator of water quality. In some nearby pans they are completely absent due to water pollution.


Gallery photos are by the credited photographers, otherwise Jane Trembath.




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