A Visual Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of South Africa
© John Wilkinson & Rob Dickinson
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Platycypha
caligata
Dancing Jewel
Dansende Juweeltjie
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Least concerned
       
ADULT MALES
       
       
       
TENERAL AND YOUNG MALES
       
       
AGED MALES
 
       
MALES - DIFFERENTIAL IDENTIFICATION TIPS
       
  SIMILAR LOOKING SPECIES  
Platycypha fitzsimonsi      
       
ADULT FEMALES
       
       
YOUNG FEMALES
       
       
   
       
AGED FEMALES
       
       
FEMALES - DIFFERENTIAL IDENTIFICATION TIPS
       
  SIMILAR LOOKING SPECIES  
Chlorocypha consueta Platycypha fitzsimonsi    
       
PAIRS
       
       
       
     
       
DANCING RITUAL    
       
       
OVIPOSITING BEHAVIOR    
   
 
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