Odonata Atlas of Africa

Record details

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OdonataMAP:   287
Province:   Western Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3320DC
Observer:   Kok Andre & Bets
Date of record:   2011-03-24
Number of photos:   2
Last updated:   2022-02-02 19:05:10
Sp. code:   668870
Species name:   Trithemis dorsalis
Common name:   Highland Dropwing
Family:   Libellulidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   ?
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   https://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=OdonataMAP-287
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map | Species text
VM-number: 287 - photo: 1
VM-number: 287 - photo: 2

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Rene Navarro
Comment:   Difficult to distinguish from Trithemis dorsalis Dorsal dropwing, which has a uniformily dark pterostigma, whereas the Navy Dropwing's pterostigma has a pale inner edge clearly visible in both photos.
Date:   2011-05-03 22:07:42
Species name:   Trithemis furva -- Navy Dropwing
Species code:   668890
Comment number:   2
By:   Tarboton W
Comment:   Dorsal Dropwing (ax cr): male
Date:   2014-04-23 15:06:21
Species name:   Trithemis dorsalis -- Highland Dropwing
Species code:   668870

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