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African dragonfly (= Brachythemis leucosticta)
John Carr
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Posted on 29-06-2019 21:11
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Sent to me from Zimbabwe. Looks like Libellulidae.
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Edited by John Carr on 19-07-2019 13:11
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John, is it okay if I put your query on a forum here in the Netherlands? There are some very good dragonfly people there.

Dmitry Gavryushin
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Posted on 12-07-2019 09:11
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I think it's a female Brachythemis leucosticta
While others can't climb, using infinite pains,
I, gravity turning to jest,
Ascend, with all ease, perpendicular planes,
Rough or smooth, just as pleases me best.
John Carr
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Posted on 12-07-2019 18:39
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Thanks, Dmitry.

jck, OK to forward the query.
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Posted on 18-07-2019 17:55

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The admin in NL concurs - a female B. leucosticta.

Edited by jck on 18-07-2019 17:56
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17.07.19 19:37
Yup, you can view the wing from above (dorsal side) and from beneath (ventral side).

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