KORSMAN CONSERVANCY

ODONATA - Dragonflies and Damselflies


Since 2013, 13 species of Odonata have been recorded at Korsman. 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. Species list below

Blue Emperor
Blue Emperor
Broad Scarlet male by Lappies Labuschagne
Broad Scarlet male by Lappies Labuschagne
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
Phantom Flutterer female
Phantom Flutterer female
Phantom Flutterer close-up
Phantom Flutterer close-up
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
Slate Sprite male
Slate Sprite male
Slate Sprite female
Slate Sprite female
Tropical Bluetail male
Tropical Bluetail male
Tropical Bluetail tandem mating
Tropical Bluetail tandem mating
Tropical Bluetail female (rufous form)
Tropical Bluetail female (rufous form)
Two-striped Skimmer female by John Kelly
Two-striped Skimmer female by John Kelly
Two-striped Skimmer male
Two-striped Skimmer male
Pantala by John Kelly
Pantala by John Kelly
Nomad female (aged)
Nomad female (aged)
Blue Basker female
Blue Basker female
Damselflies
Ischnura senegalensis - Tropical Bluetail
Africallagma glaucum - Swamp Bluet
Pseudagrion salisburyense - Slate Sprite
Dragonflies
Anax imperator - Blue Emperor
Anax ephippiger - Vagrant Emperor
Brachythemis leucosticta - Banded Groundling
Urothemis edwardsii - Blue Basker
Rhyothemis semihyalina - Phantom Flutterer
Crocothemis erythraea - Broad Scarlet
Orthetrum caffrum - Two-striped Skimmer
Sympetrum fonscolombii - Nomad
Trithemis dorsalis - Highland Dropwing
Pantala flavescens - Pantala


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