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Sudan Sprite

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: The claw-like shape of the male appendages and the striking head and body colours of the Sudan Sprite (Pseudagrion sudanicum rubroviride) make this an easier to identify species than most Sprites in the field. The first specimens were collected in southern Sudan in March 1913. Reedy banks of sections of fast-flowing rivers are their favoured habitats.

Distribution: Kavango, Kwando and Zambezi Rivers in Namibia

Colouration: Distinctive metallic black head, reddish-brown upper eyes, brownish to orange upper thorax with bright blue sides. Mostly black abdomen.

Breeding: Before mating males fill a sperm tank in the base of the abdomen.

Flight season: August, December, January and March.

Conservation: Not threatened.

Namibia Explorer

10 Days - An excellent first time visitors tour. Includes: Africat, Etosha Park, Damaraland, Swakopmund & the dunes at Sossusvlei.

Delta & Falls Safari

9 Days - Starting in Windhoek this is primarily a Botswana trip - visiting the Okavango Delta and ending in Vic Falls

Namibia Family Adventure Safari

10 days - Aimed specifically at families, this safari visits all the major sites on the country and includes a series of activities & adventures that will appeal to both children & adults

Southern Swing

7 Days - The granddaddy of Namibian safaris - visits Fish River, Luderitz & Sossusvlei. Combine with the Northern Adventure for the 14 day Namibian Experience Safari

Northern Adventure

7 Days - The best the north has to offer: Etosha, Africat (for leopard & cheetah), Damaraland, Himba Villages, rock art and Sossusvlei

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