This site is where you can find photos and post information on African Odonata.

More on African Dragonflies including papers can be found on KD Dijkstra's page. Follow these links where KD shares more photos and some videos.

  Covers the Afrotropic and the African part of the Palearctic Ecozones

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How To: Studying Tropical Dragonflies and Damselflies
by Viola Clausnitzer, KD Dijkstra and Vincent Kalkman

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Africa Dragonfly Community

You are welcome to join the Community, in order to post new pictures or new references and meet other fellow odonatists.

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Pic of the day by Nicolas Mézière

Pseudagrion (A) thenartum Fraser, 1955 (Gabon)

The latest 5 posted photos:

Hennie de Klerk
  Ecchlorolestes peringueyi (South Africa)
Jin Hongguang
  Sympetrum sanguineum sanguineum (China)
Elaine M Cowan
  Pseudagrion (B) sublacteum (Oman)
Elaine M Cowan
  Azuragrion nigridorsum (Oman)
Elaine M Cowan
  Ischnura evansi (Oman)

Do you know which species is on the photo 7979 taken in Tokadeh, Nimba County (Liberia) ?

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Neotropical is dedicated to the Neotropic Ecozone thus only photos taken within this ecozone are considered. This filtering does not apply to the species list.