There are 3 genera and 4 species in the southern African region.
- Colourful and easily identified by colour only.
- Females differ slightly from males (abdomen colour and pattern and thorax colour)
The following steps are recommended as an aid to identifying this family.
Eyes and forehead markings.
- Appendages (between male and female within the species)
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|Friendly Hawker, Zosteraeschna miniscula.||Forest Hawker, Zosteraeschna Usambarica|
|The Forest Hawker has escaped our cameras
(but not for long)
|Stream Hawker, Pinheyschna subpupillata.||Evening Hawker, Anaciaeschna triangulifera|