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Orange Emperor

Anax speratus


The Orange Emperor, the name says it all. This is the largest Dragonfly I have ever seen.


The Orange Emperor (Anax speratus) occurs from some areas of west, east and central Africa into South Africa. It is a large and conspicuous Anax which may be frequently seen flying, but seldom perching. Its natural habitats are rivers, intermittent rivers, and freshwater springs.

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Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 9 years ago

Thanks Frank!

frankwilliams23we 9 years ago

3rd picture is amazing.

Jared Hersch
Spotted by
Jared Hersch

Knysna Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 1, 2013
Submitted on Feb 18, 2013

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