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Julia Skimmer

Orthetrum Julia

Description:

green head, grey body

Habitat:

rainforest

Notes:

I spotted this near Mountain paradise lodge in eastern Ghana.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 11 years ago
Green Darner female
Anax junius Green Darner


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5 Comments

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Thanks annorion. This definitely helps, I think this is it.

annorion
annorion 11 years ago

Julia Skimmer - Orthetrum Julia?

Very similar to the pondhawk except it fits your range. I ws able to find these to other pics to reference against but not much else. Hope this helps :)

http://www.greglasley.net/nonBirds/julia...
http://southafricaninsects.wordpress.com...

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

It does look like a pondhawk but again, the range doesn't seem to match. Maybe a related African species?

auntnance123
auntnance123 11 years ago

Looks very much like a pondhawk--Erythemis simplicicollis; I don't see where Ghana is in its range, but...

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Ashish, I appreciate your suggestion but I'm not sure. The Green Darner female is much more colorful than this one and isn't native to this area.

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Volta, Ghana

Spotted on Feb 18, 2004
Submitted on Jun 18, 2011

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