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Banded Groundling dragonfly

Afrikaans name: Gebande Grondkruiper

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Banded Groundling

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Banded Groundling

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Brachythemis leucosticta

The Banded Groundling is a common dragonfly. It is normally found near water but that may be around dams or pools.

This dragonfly occurs over most of South Africa in suitable habitat. It is also found all the way up to Ethiopia and in Madagascar.

The Banded Groundling feeds on small insects and may often fly near people or animals keeping an eye out for any potential food that is flushed out.

Only males have the dark bands in the wings.

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