As with my SE Asian list, this Southern African list is simply a list of those southern African species that I have encountered. This is because I’m not making regular trips there.
There are several species in this list that I’ve bumped into elsewhere – not actually in Southern Africa, that is ; species that have a wider range – and two handfuls that we encountered during our Namibian safari in 2017.
- Acisoma panorpoides (Grizzled Pintail/Trumpet Tail)
- Anax ephippiger (Vagrant Emperor)
- Crocothemis erythraea (Broad Scarlet/Scarlet Darter)
- Crocothemis sanguinolenta (Small Scarlet)
- Diplacodes deminuts (Little Percher)
- Orthetrum chrysostigma (Epaulet Skimmer)
- Orthetrum abbotti (Little Skimmer)
- Orthetrum julia (Julia Skimmer)
- Orthetrum trinacria (Long Skimmer)
- Palpopleura portia (Shadow-bridge Widow)
- Pantala flavescens (Wandering Glider)
- Sympetrum fonscolombii (Red-veined Darter)
- Trithemis kirbyi (Orange-winged Dropwing)
- Trithemis annulata (Violet Dropwing)