Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Orthetrum
Family: Anisoptera (Insecta/Odonata)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
caffrum
NOTES

A large dragonfly which hunts prey on the wing, using its hairy front legs like a net. The larvae are aquatic and live in fresh water.


AUTHORITY
(Burmeister, 1839)
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: Bright blue body and transparent wings.Has a white stripe between the wings and 2 vertical white stripes on the thorax
Colour: Blue
Common Name
Two striped skimmer
Dragonfly
Habitat
NOTES: Found flying in the veld. Settles often.
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Libellula caffra



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