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Hintz's Skimmer

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Hintz's Skimmer (Orthetrum hintzi) inhabit vegetation near the edges of rivers and streams. They are named in honour of a German engineer, Eugen Hintz (1860-1932) who collected dragonflies in the Portuguese Guinea.

Distribution: Kavango River region.

Colouration: Broad black edging along the abdomen and further broad black lines on the upper sections of the thorax.

Breeding: Larvae live on muddy ground.

Flight season: The rainy season.

Max size: 45mm.

Conservation: Not threatened.

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