AW Insect Book: Odonata (Damselflies and Dragonflies) Discussion

Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:27 pm

It is a great site and i enjoy it very much. There are however a few identification mistakes on the Odonate section that i would like to point out.

1) Photographs 3,4 and 5 (mating pair) are Masai Sprites and not Acacia Sprites
2)The female Kersten's Sprite is a young male Slate sprite. (photograph 7)
3) Photograph 8 is a Swarthy Sprite male and not a Cherry-eye
4) Photograph 9 (Light brown individual) is a Acacia Sprite female
5) Photograph 10 shows reddish postocular spots and is a Masai Sprite female.
6) Photograph 11 is again a female Acacia Sprite
7) The last 2 photographs of the Green Hooktail is in fact a Corkscrew Hooktail.

Im my website Dragonflies-id.co.za the differences and key id features are described.

Regards

John Wilkinson

Re: AW Insect Book: Odonata (Damselflies and Dragonflies)

Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:21 pm

Welcome John and thanks for your input. \O

Re: AW Insect Book: Odonata (Damselflies and Dragonflies) Discussion

Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:12 pm

We now need pictures for Marsh Bluetail, Kersten's Sprite and Green Hooktail. Do you have any photos you could post here?

Re: AW Insect Book: Odonata (Damselflies and Dragonflies) Discussion

Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:55 pm

Welcome and thanks, John! X#X

The ones that made those wrong identifications will be rounded up and dispatched with. :yes:

Re: AW Insect Book: Odonata (Damselflies and Dragonflies) Discussion

Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:48 pm

Are we going to behead someone ? :twisted:

Welcome on board, John \O

Re: AW Insect Book: Odonata (Damselflies and Dragonflies) Discussion

Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:30 pm

Welcome John!

Much appreciated - thanks \O