02 December 2020

Azure Skimmer – Talea Valley

Whilst birding the Talea Valley in an area of permanent water and tall Elephant Grass I found a couple of 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