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.
3 Days - A Sossusvlei trip including guided nature drives & visits to the dunes as well as a balloon safari
3 Days - NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful desert areas in Namibia - this fully inclusive trip visits this scenic area
3 Days - Swakopmund on the Namibian coast is the destination of this self drive tour
4 Days - Etosha & Ongava reserve offer excellent wildlife viewing
12 Days - Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha & Ongava Reserves, Okonjima