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THE VIOLET DROPWING DRAGON FLY- Trithemis annulata

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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Captured Location: Groenland, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, SOUTH AFRICA
Camera Nikon D50
Lens Sigma 70-300mm DG
2012/06/11
Featuired in the Groups
Nature in its Entirety
Let Animals stay Free
Inspired Art
One a Day
The Group
Indigenous to East and Southern Africa
Country Bumpkin
Wildlife of Southern Africa
Hosting Tutorial Classes
I shoot raw
Breathtaking Animals & Plants
Wild Africa

+Identification*
Red with red wing veins, wingspan 60mm. Purplish tint to thorax and abdomen in mature males. Amber patch on base of wings.
Biology males prefer to settle on rocks in the sun, moving to trees as soon as the sun is obscured by clouds.
Found near many different forms of waterbody, in a range of vegitation types, including those in semi-arid regions.
Widespread but never common.
Range includes all of Africa and Mediterranean.

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