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Yellow-veined Widow

Dragonflies | Namibia

Introduction: Yellow-veined Widows (Palpopleura jucunda jucunda) can be found at spring-fed ponds and streams with lush vegetation. Adults frequent thick rushes. Incundus is Latin for 'pleasing, appealing'.

Distribution: Epupa Falls, Kunene River, Kaokoland, Waterberg, Baynes Mountains, Arandis, Palmwag and Von Bach Dam near Okahandja.

Colouration: Black frontal half of the wing bases, a yellow and black pterostigma, blue abdomen and pale yellow sides of the thorax and legs.

Breeding: Oval shaped eggs are laid in plant tissue.

Flight season: Throughout the year except for August and November.

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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