Come with and let's hunt some Dragonflies today!
I felt like a world champion dragonfly hunter today after South Africa won the rugby World Cup.
Filled with confidence I scrummed with the dragonflies. You can pick your position in the scrum, be it hooker, prop, flank or slot.
Let's hunt these 300 million year old pre-historic flyers!
Ever seen a dragonfly and a butterfly in the same photo?
The split tail and the wings of this guy tell me that he is of the "Synthemistidae" family!
Here we have a side view of the same guy!
Wow! Look at that imposing and beautiful face!
Here's a full view sitting on the plant stem!
Whoop's another butterfly passes behind!
Maybe he was bending the stem to make a bow and to use himself as an arrow to shoot the butterflies Lol
Just another side view here!
Full frontal landing shot!
Finally another pesky Acraea butterfly passes by!
And That's All Folks!
"Also known as the "Presbas" family, this genus "Syncordulia" has not yet been placed with certainty in any dragonfly family.
The genus comprises four species, all endemic to South Africa, three of the species entirely restricted to the fynbos area of the Southern Cape.
"Presba was the original scientific name designated to the group, before it was replaced by Syncordulia and it derives from the Greek word "presbys" (elder), a reflection of their evolutionary ancestory".
Source: A guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa. Authors: Warwick & Michele Tarboton. ISBN: 978-1-77584-184-5
Note: Only the specie information was taken from the book. All other words and photos are my own.
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