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Slender Bottletail

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: The unique bulbous shape of the Slender Bottletail (Olpogastra iugubris) is highlighted its general body colour. The abdomen is longer than the wings. They can be observed in large moving bodies of water, usually in thick vegetation.

Distribution: Widespread in the Zambezi, Kwando, Kavango and Kunene Rivers. Also observed at the Tsaobis and Swakop River valley and the Von Bach Dam near Okahandja.

Colouration: Yellow and black body with green-black markings on the thorax. The eyes are metallic-green.

Breeding: Males perch in vegetation waiting for unsuspecting females.

Flight season: Mainly the rainy season but most records are from November to April or June and July.

Max size: 40mm.

Conservation: Not threatened.

Elegant Farmstead

On an old mission station south of Okahandja, the farm Otjisazu is full of historical interest

Gross Barmen Hot Springs

Situated some distance west of Okahandja the natural hot spring has been tapped and is used to full both an indoor and outdoor pool

Okahandja Country Hotel

A tranquil garden & African decor give this country hotel laid back, relaxed feeling. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Okahandja

Omatozu Game Farm

A game farm which offers a 'boutique camping experience' with accommodation in air-conditioned permanently erected tents

Oropoko Lodge

Situated on farmland west of Okahandja, Oropoko has a well stocked game park

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