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Ringed Cascader

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Ringed Cascaders (Zygonyx torridus) inhabit rapids and waterfalls but only at small streams. Unlike most other species that can be found in moving water locations, they often migrate.

Distribution: Damaraland, Kaokoland, Windhoek, Caprivi Strip, Rundu, Epupa Falls, and some other central and southern scattered locations.

Colouration: Black body with distinctive yellow markings. Dark metallic frons.

Breeding: Larvae develop at the base of emerging plants and sedges in fast-moving waters.

Flight season: Throughout the year.

Max size: 50mm.

Conservation: Not threatened.

Epupa Camp

A luxury camp on the banks of the Kunene River close to Epupa Falls and Himba settlements

Kapika Waterfall Lodge

Set high on the hill above the settlement of Epupam offers good views of the Kunene River and surrounding area.

Omarunga Camp

A comfortable tented camp close to the Epupa falls, the big swimming pool is a welcome relief from this area's usual heat.

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