A Guide to the Damselfly (Zygoptera) Families of Southern Africa
Six families are present in the Southern African Region
These families are differentiated by:
- Wing venation and wing position at rest
- Body shape and length
- Clasper morphology
An example of each family is shown here.
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A click on family/species name will link to the main species description article and image gallery.
|Goldtail, Riverjacks, Spesbona, Threadtails
|Bluets, Bluetails, Citrils, Sprites, Slims, Wisps.