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Pinhey's Spreadwing

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Pinhey's Spreadwing (Lestes pinheyi) is named after Elliot CG Pinhey (1910-1999). It has been most commonly recorded in temporary flooded back swamps. Their downward bending upper appendages are a distinctive feature.

Distribution: The floodplains of the Kavango, Kwando and Zambezi Rivers.

Colouration: Patterns are variable.

Breeding: Not known.

Flight season: Depends on regional flooding. September to December, February to March.

Max size: Hindwing length in smaller species 19-23mm.

Conservation: Not threatened.

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