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Julia Skimmer
Orthetrum julia falsum
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Marié
Marié commented:

Lovely images Lizzie. I do not think this is a Blue Dasher - they occur in North America. This looks like a Julia Skimmer. Please refer to the ID Suggestion and if you agree you can update the ID.

Marié
Marié suggested a new ID:

Common: Julia Skimmer
Scientific: Orthetrum julia
Notes: Compare with other Julia Skimmer uploaded on WhatSpecies.

Dancing Jewel
Platycypha caligata
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Dirk Richter Lombard suggested a new ID:

Common: Damselflies (Dancing Jewel)
Scientific: Platycypha caligata
Notes: http://vmus.adu.org.za/vm_view_record.php?database=odonata&prj_acronym=OdonataMAP&db=odonata&URL=&Logo=images/odonata_logo.png&Headline=Odonata%20Atlas%20of%20Southern%20Africa&Use_main_filter=0&User_id=&Full_name=&serve_sp_list=1&drop_down_list=&assessment=1&query_id=252788&Vm_number=&recNo=&numRows=195&start=0&Vm_number=212&recNo=4

Dok Tor
Dok Tor commented:

Agree with Marié's identification.

Marié
Marié commented:

Beautiful! It looks like a Dancing Jewel (Platycypha caligata). Please refer to the ID Suggestion and update your post with the detail if you agree.

Red-veined Dropwing
Trithemis arteriosa
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Dirk Richter Lombard suggested a new ID:

Common: Red-Veined Dropwing
Scientific: Trithemis arteriosa
Notes: Family: Libellulidae, http://vmus.adu.org.za/vm_view_record.php?database=odonata&prj_acronym=OdonataMAP&db=odonata&URL=&Logo=images/odonata_logo.png&Headline=Odonata%20Atlas%20of%20Southern%20Africa&Use_main_filter=0&User_id=&Full_name=&serve_sp_list=1&drop_down_list=&assessment=1&query_id=252796&Vm_number=&recNo=&numRows=28&start=0&Vm_number=10435&recNo=23

Banded Groundling
Brachythemis leucosticta
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Marié
Marié commented:

Beautiful picture! ? Banded Groundlings remain inconspicuous while settled on the ground. When people or animals pass by, they spring into action, preying on insects disturbed in the process.

Marié
Marié suggested a new ID:

Common: Banded Groundling (English), Gebande Gronwagtertjie
Scientific: Brachythemis leucosticta

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