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Broad Scarlet

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Broad Scarlets (Crocothemis erythraea) inhabit almost any freshwater body. The largest rivers with backwaters are also used as are temporary waters. Their usual micro-habitat is rushes, where they generally colonize the local waters in great numbers.

Distribution: Widespread and common throughout the country.

Colouration: Dark red abdomen, reddish-brown thorax. Yellowish to orange pterostigma. Erythraea is Greek for red.

Breeding: Emergence to eggs is less than 90 days.

Flight season: The rainy season.

Max size: 40mm.

Conservation: Not threatened.

Alte Kalkofen Lodge

80km west of Keetmanshoop, named after the large lime ovens found on the farms. Boasts the largest collection of lithops in Namibia

Birds Mansion

A popular establishment in the southern Namibian town of Keetmanshoop

Canyon Hotel

A large air-conditioned hotel in Keetmanshoop. A useful stop en-route to the Fish River Canyon and South Africa

Keetmanshoop Central Lodge

Good facilities make this an excellent overnight choice

Mesosaurus Fossil Site & Quiver Tree Dolerite Park

The undisputed winner of the longest lodge name in Namibia, MFSQTDP offers accommodation at reasonable prices

Quiver Tree Forest Rest Camp

Close to the Quiver Tree Forest this is a popular choice

Car Hire Namibia