Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Odonates in Kenya

These were the only Odonates I saw in Kenya. Our elevation was 6000 feet and there was very little water around so I didn't expect to see many Odes on this trip. I didn't have a net so was unable to photograph them in hand. I saw these on a number of occassions in a couple of different locations, always flying in the sunlight. They are vertical perchers and you can see from the pics they have a read stigmata on each wingtip. I don't have any field guide for Odes in Africa so I'll have to see what I can find on the internet.

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