A Guide to the Dragonfly Families of Southern Africa (Anisoptera)

Six families are present in the Southern African Region

An example of each family is shown here.

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117 507 Anax imperator Blue Emperor 100 1022 Ictinogomphus ferox Common Tigertail Male Modjadjie kloof Nov 2016r 2
Emperors, Hawkers,
Evening Hawkers,
Dusk Hawkers. 
Aeshnidae
Clubtails
Gomphidae
108 551 Syncordulia legator Gilded Presba Male Kogelberg Western Cape 19 10 2016 107 524 Phyllomacromia contumax Two banded Cruiser 2017r 2
Presbas
Libelluloidea incertae sedis 
Cruisers 
Macromiidae
Silhouette 1 2 100 763 Diplacodes luminans Barbet Percher Marloth Park Sept 2016r 1
Emeralds 
Corduliidae
Perchers and Skimmers, Groundlings, Dropwings,  Cascaders, Riverking,
Bottletail, Gliders, & others
Libellulidae 

 

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