A Visual Guide to the Damselflies and Dragonflies of South Africa
© John Wilkinson & Rob Dickinson
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Trithemis
annulata
Violet Dropwing
Purpervalvlerkie
South African/African
distribution records
South African Red  List assessment Red List assessments
Least concerned
       
ADULT MALES
       
       
TENERAL AND YOUNG MALES
       
       
       
AGED MALES
       
MALES - DIFFERENTIAL IDENTIFICATION TIPS
       
   
       
  SIMILAR LOOKING SPECIES  
Trithemis arteriosa
(Young male)
     
       
ADULT FEMALES
       
       
YOUNG FEMALES
       
AGED FEMALES
       
FEMALES - DIFFERENTIAL IDENTIFICATION TIPS
       
  SIMILAR LOOKING SPECIES  
Trithemis kirbyi      
       
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