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Blue Basker

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Blue Baskers (Urothemis edwardsii) are named after Henri Milne Edwards (1800-1885), of the Jardin des Plantes de Paris, who collected this species in Algeria. Both sexes perch close to the water, usually on shrubs in lush swampy locations.

Distribution: Kavango, Kwando and Chobe Rivers, the Von Bach Dam and Hardap Dam.

Colouration: The only dragonfly with a blue body with a black basal wing spot on the hind wing. On the back of each segment of the abdomen are black markings.

Breeding: Eggs are laid in a dancing flight guarded by the male.

Flight season: October to May.

Conservation: Not threatened.

Elegant Farmstead

On an old mission station south of Okahandja, the farm Otjisazu is full of historical interest

Gross Barmen Hot Springs

Situated some distance west of Okahandja the natural hot spring has been tapped and is used to full both an indoor and outdoor pool

Okahandja Country Hotel

A tranquil garden & African decor give this country hotel laid back, relaxed feeling. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Okahandja

Omatozu Game Farm

A game farm which offers a 'boutique camping experience' with accommodation in air-conditioned permanently erected tents

Oropoko Lodge

Situated on farmland west of Okahandja, Oropoko has a well stocked game park

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