Dragonflies and damselflies of Namibia and Botswana

A guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of Namibia and Botswana. The species lists are based off:
Kipping, J. 2010. The dragonflies and damselflies of Botswana – an annotated checklist with notes on distribution, phenology, habitats and Red List status of the species (Insecta: Odonata). ...more ↓

Stout Pintail 1
Acisoma inflatum
Pearly Flasher 2
Aethiothemis solitaria
Pygmy Basker 3
Aethriamanta rezia
Red Groundling 4
Brachythemis lacustris
Southern Banded Groundling 5
Brachythemis leucosticta
Swamp Groundling
Brachythemis wilsoni
Horned Rockdweller 6
Bradinopyga cornuta
Inspector 7
Chalcostephia flavifrons
Rock Scarlet 8
Crocothemis divisa
Broad Scarlet 3
Crocothemis erythraea
Little Scarlet 7
Crocothemis sanguinolenta
Granite Scarlet 9
Crocothemis saxicolor
Little percher 7
Diplacodes deminuta
Black Percher 3
Diplacodes lefebvrii
Barbet Percher 4
Diplacodes luminans
Pied-spot 3
Hemistigma albipunctum
Eastern Blacktail 10
Nesciothemis farinosa
Small Blacktail 11
Nesciothemis minor
Bottletail 3
Olpogastra lugubris
Little Skimmer 12
Orthetrum abbotti
Banded Skimmer 9
Orthetrum brachiale
Two-striped Skimmer 10
Orthetrum caffrum
Epaulet Skimmer 13
Orthetrum chrysostigma
Guinea Skimmer 11
Orthetrum guineense
Hintz's Skimmer 14
Orthetrum hintzi
Spectacled Skimmer 7
Orthetrum icteromelas
Julia Skimmer 10
Orthetrum julia
Highland Skimmer 9
Orthetrum machadoi
Robust Skimmer 7
Orthetrum robustum
Bold Skimmer 1
Orthetrum stemmale
Long Skimmer 15
Orthetrum trinacria
Deceptive Widow 1
Palpopleura deceptor
Yellow-veined Widow 16
Palpopleura jucunda
Lucia Widow 3
Palpopleura lucia
Portia Widow 7
Palpopleura portia
Wandering Glider 10
Pantala flavescens
Banded Duskdarter 3
Parazyxomma flavicans
Skylight Flutterer 17
Rhyothemis fenestrina
Butterfly Flutterer
Rhyothemis mariposa
Phantom Flutterer 18
Rhyothemis semihyalina
Nomad 19
Sympetrum fonscolombii
Twister 20
Tholymis tillarga
Keyhole Glider 3
Tramea basilaris
Ferruginous Glider 20
Tramea limbata
Halfshade Dropwing 3
Trithemis aconita
Swamp Dropwing
Trithemis aequalis
Violet Dropwing 21
Trithemis annulata
Red-veined Dropwing 22
Trithemis arteriosa
Percher-like Dropwing
Trithemis brydeni
Denim Dropwing 23
Trithemis donaldsoni
Navy Dropwing 10
Trithemis furva
Silhouette Dropwing 7
Trithemis hecate
Kirby's Dropwing 24
Trithemis kirbyi
Monard's Dropwing 7
Trithemis monardi
Rapids Dropwing
Trithemis morrisoni
Okavango Dropwing 25
Trithemis palustris
Jaunty Dropwing 10
Trithemis stictica
Elegant dropwing 26
Trithemis werneri
Fiery Darter 27
Trithetrum navasi
Red Basker 9
Urothemis assignata
Blue Basker 9
Urothemis edwardsii
Southern Riverking 28
Zygonoides fuelleborni
Blue Cascader 1
Zygonyx natalensis
Ringed Cascader 3
Zygonyx torridus
Common Thorntail 10
Ceratogomphus pictus
Horned Talontail 29
Crenigomphus cornutus
Clubbed Talontail 30
Crenigomphus hartmanni
Kavango Talontail 29
Crenigomphus kavangoensis
Southern Fingertail 12
Gomphidia quarrei
Swamp Tigertail 7
Ictinogomphus dundoensis
Tigertail 10
Ictinogomphus ferox
Spined Fairytail 12
Lestinogomphus angustus
Silke's Fairytail
Lestinogomphus silkeae
Southern Snorkeltail
Mastigogomphus dissimilis
Kokytos Siphontail
Neurogomphus cocytius
Zambezi Siphontail 31
Neurogomphus zambeziensis
Cataract Hooktail 29
Paragomphus cataractae
Rock Hooktail 10
Paragomphus cognatus
Corkscrew Hooktail 1
Paragomphus elpidius
Green Hooktail 13
Paragomphus genei
Flapper hooktail 1
Paragomphus sabicus
Bold Leaftail 32
Phyllogomphus selysi
Swamp Emperor 33
Anax bangweuluensis
Vagrant Emperor 34
Anax ephippiger
Blue Emperor 35
Anax imperator
Orange Emperor 36
Anax speratus
Black Emperor 37
Anax tristis
Little Duskhawker
Gynacantha manderica
Brown Duskhawker 38
Gynacantha villosa
Friendly hawker 39
Zosteraeschna minuscula
Two-banded Cruiser 40
Phyllomacromia contumax
Crescent-faced Cruiser
Phyllomacromia kimminsi
Clubbed Cruiser 41
Phyllomacromia overlaeti
Darting Cruiser 26
Phyllomacromia picta
Common Bluetail 42
Ischnura senegalensis
Graceful Slim 1
Aciagrion gracile
Long Slim
Aciagrion heterostictum
Swamp Slim
Aciagrion steeleae
Swamp Bluet 10
Africallagma glaucum
Fragile Bluet 43
Africallagma subtile

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