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Grizzled Pintail

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: The abdomen of Grizzled Pintails (Acisoma panorpoides ascalaphoides) resembles the curve of a scorpion's tail. They inhabit shallow swamps, adults favouring perching on water lilies and lotus leaf plants.

Distribution: Kavango, Kwando, Chobe and Zambezi Rivers and the von Bach Dam near Okahandja..

Colouration: Pale head, blue eyes, light blue abdomen and thorax both with black in adult males, brownish-yellow in females.

Breeding: Eggs are laid in fresh water and take up to 4 weeks to develop.

Flight season: Throughout the year.

Max size: 40mm.

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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