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Elegant Dropwing

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Elegant Dropwings (Trithemis werneri) were named after Dr Franz Werner an Austrian zoologist and explorer who collected the first specimens in Uganda in 1905. They have a slender, cylinderical abdomen and are known to inhabit rivers in the north of the country.

Distribution: Kunene River, Epupa Falls.

Colouration: Red abdomen, brownish thorax.

Breeding:Females consume large numbers of insects to maximise their reproductive numbers.

Flight season: November to March.

Conservation: Not threatened.

Epupa Camp

A luxury camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements

Kapika Waterfall Lodge

Set high on the hill above the settlement of Epupam offers good views of the Kunene River and surrounding area.

Omarunga Camp

A comfortable tented camp close to the Epupa falls, the big swimming pool is a welcome relief from this area's usual heat.

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