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Rock Hooktail

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Rock Hooktails (Paragomphus cognatus) frequent rivers and pools, rocky streams. Their upper appendages curve outwards.

Distribution: Otavi Mountains and the Kavango River.

Colouration: Yellow thorax and black thoracic markings.

Breeding: Larvae usually burrow in sandy sediments.

Flight season: January and March.

Max size: 50mm.

Conservation: Appears to have been exterminated from the Otavi Mountains and rare in the Kavango River.

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