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Quarre's Fingertail

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Quarre's Fingertails (Gomphidia quarrei) were named after Pierre Quarre, a Belgian botanist, who collected the first specimens in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is a riverine species, usually observed perching on low vegetation, facing the water.

Distribution: All along the Kavango and Kwando Rivers including Rundu and Popa Falls.

Colouration: Contrasting black and yellow marking with blue eyes.

Breeding: Oviposition takes place between reeds.

Flight season: In the rainy season in November, December and February.

Max size: 70mm.

Conservation: Not threatened.

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