19 Nov 2019

Epaulet Skimmer – Talea Valley

The Epaulet Skimmer Orthetrum chrysostigma is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is found in many parts of Africa as well as Saudi Arabia & Yemen, Canary Islands, Israel, and Portugal.  It shuns well-vegetated and shady locations preferring small rocky streams in mountainous areas. During the heat of the day most individuals rest under shady overhangs and only fly when disturbed. The adults prey on various flying insects. The bodies of adult males are blue, and those of young and females are yellow and brown.
Epaulet Skimmer

Epaulet Skimmer

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