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Denim Dropwing

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Male Denim Dropwings (Trithemis donaldsoni) perch on the ground, hence their preference for rocks in rivers or lakes. They were named after the American explorer, Dr A Donaldson-Smith on an expedition into the Erer River in Ethiopia.

Distribution: Kunene and Kavango Rivers, Von Bach Dam near Okahandja and the Oanob Dam.

Colouration: Blue pruinosity of the thorax and abdomen in adult males.

Breeding: Egg development is between 2 to 4 weeks.

Flight season: Throughout the year in the north and July and August, November to January and March to May, which is also their flight season in central Namibia.

Max size: 43mm.

Conservation: Not threatened.

Lake Oanob

A selection of rooms and bungalows surround this large lake. This is a good place to stay if you are looking for complete relaxation, perhaps at the end of the trip before driving to the Windhoek International Airport (which is about 1.5 hours drive away)

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