2 Apr 2020

Azure Skimmer - Kahfah

Whilst birding Kahfah village I found a couple of dragonflies around a leaking water pipe that had caused a small wet area to form. They turned out to bee Azure Skimmer Orthetrum theniolatum a medium sized dragonfly that frequents narrow water channels with barren steep banks, concrete water tanks and other areas of water where it patrols the water surface. Adult males develop a blue-grey bloom a few days after emergence.
Azure Skimmer

Azure Skimmer

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