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Julia Skimmer

Afrikaans name: Juliase Skepper

Julia Skimmer dragonfly

Julia Skimmer

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Orthetrum julia

The Julia Skimmer is an attractive dragonfly that is found across most of sub-Saharan Africa. It may be found over most of South Africa in suitable habitat.

Its preferred habitats are moist lowland forests and near rivers.

Male and female Julia Skimmer have different colourations. The body of the male is predominantly a bluish gray colour while the female is more a brownish yellow.

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References

A Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa - Author: Warwick and Michele Tarboton - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 160

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