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St Lucia widow dragonfly Palpopleura lucida

St Lucia Widow Dragonfly – Palpopleura lucida

This small, pretty dragonfly is very similar to the Shadow-bridge Widow and females of the species are indistinguishable in the field. The male lacks the blue pruinosity on the back of the abdomen where it is replaced with black. Uncommon and relatively slow flying. Found along floodplains such as the Khwai River west of North Gate