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Vagrant Emperor Dragonfly - Anax epphippiger

Vagrant Emperor Dragonfly – Hemianax Epphippiger

D One of Africa’s largest and most dramatic dragonflies. This is a fast flying dragonfly that preys on small to medium sized flying insects, often taking other dragonflies.

The mature male is easily identified by it’s bright blue saddle. Their distribution stretches from southern Asia through the Middle East and the drier savannah areas of Africa.

About Grant Reed

Grant Reed is a founding Director of Okavango Guiding School. Grant has a post-graduate degree in Nature Conservation and is a FGASA Level 3 guide with SKS Birding, Wildflowers and Dangerous Animals. He is a passionate naturalist, conservationist and educator.