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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

 Guest Guide 
 Member Guide & How to post a new photo

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

You will find:

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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If you want to know more about this site, please refer to our Frequently Asked Question section or e-mail us.

Pic of the day by KD Dijkstra

Platycnemis guttifera Fraser, 1950 (Liberia)

Look at the latest photos received.

Special mention to the latest 5 photos posted:

Phil Benstead
  Pantala flavescens (Turkey)
Philippe Hoogstoel
  Sapho orichalcea (Nigeria)
John Dapling
  Urothemis assignata (Angola)
Martin Waldhauser
  Ischnura pumilio (Georgia)
Martin Waldhauser
  Coenagrion scitulum (Georgia)

Do you know which species is on the photo 5461 taken in Tsitsikamma National Park (South Africa) ?

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Send your answer to the Webmaster with the photo reference number.

Other photos in need of identification: click here. ring:

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.