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Machado's Skimmer

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Machado's Skimmer (Orthetrum machadoi) mainly inhabit floodplains, well-vegetated pans and perennial ponds. Adults have been observed perching away from the water in forests.

Distribution: Otavi Mountains, Von Bach Dam near Okahandja, Kwando River, Kunene River.

Colouration: Whitish face, dark green eyes and dark markings on the side of the thorax.

Breeding: Hairy larvae are often covered in mud, hence their preference for living on muddy ground.

Flight season: November to April.

Max size: 45mm.

Conservation: Not threatened.

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