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Black-winged Widow

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Black-winged Widows (Palpopleura lucia) occur at swamps. The name lucia is of importance in Swedish folklore (apparently!)

Distribution: Kavango River, Etosha National Park, Windhoek, Damaraland and central Namibia.

Colouration: Totally black forewings, black back of the thorax.

Breeding: Emergence from moulting from old skin until ready for aerial life is anything from 20mins to a couple of hours.

Flight season: September, December and March.

Conservation: Not threatened.

Etosha Village

40 Room lodge only 4km from the park. Offers self catering units and a restaurant


Situated inside the Etosha Park some of the units available here offer self catering opportunities


Extremely busy accommodation inside the park with a good spot-lit waterhole, great choice if location is deciding factor on where to stay

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