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Jaunty Dropwing

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Jaunty Dropwings (Trithemis stictica) inhabit small, perennial, shady, streams. Here males can perch on twigs overlooking the water, ready to pounce on any unsuspecting female hoping to keep her knickers on for the rest of the day.

Distribution: Found at only 4 locations in the Naukluft Mountains and the other is in the Tsaris Mountains.

Colouration: Blue-green frons, turquoise eyes, black abdomen with yellow stripes and a light blue coating on the thorax. There is a yellowish wash in hindwings of both male and female.

Breeding: Males fly over the water in search of females. Eggs emerge from larvae after around 70 days.

Flight season: Throughout the year.

Max size: 38mm.

Conservation: Endangered status due to their small range, even though they are not threatened worldwide.

Bullsport Guest Farm

The settlement of Bullsport is marked on nearly every map, however it consists of little more than this friendly guest farm. The owners are welcoming and eager to share their Namibian experiences. Great for hiking and horse riding.

Capricorn Rest Camp

A small, budget friendly, owner operated rest camp, with individual bungalows & campsites. Great for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life

Naukluft Camp - Kudus Rus

Located in the mountainous Naukluft section of the Namib Naukluft Park, this is an ideal base for hikers or those wanting to relax at the crystal clear rock pools that amazingly exist in the desert environment

Neuras Wine Estate

One of the finest desert wine estates in the world can be found on the edge of the Namib Desert. The estate offers accommodation & wine tasting tours

Tsauchab River Camp

A small lodge on the banks of the Tsauchab River - an excellent place for walking and enjoying the surrounding scenery. Visitors are welcomed by an amazing arrary of metal sculptures

Zebra River Lodge

Another excellent place for hiking, in the Tsaris Mountains. If you want a genuinely warm welcome at a special lodge then this is an excellent choice. Zebra River can be used as a base for visits to the dunes at Sossusvlei, but is best used to relax and walk on the massive lodge property

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