Madagascar Invertebrate of the Day: Purple Dragonfly

purple Madagascar dragonfly with red-tinged wings

Confession: I don’t know the name of this dragonfly I spotted this afternoon in Anjajavy. My best guess is Trithemis annulata, the violet dropwing, which is found from Africa to southern Europe and southern Asia.

But I could be wrong.

I’m posting this photo anyway, because this dragonfly was too pretty to pass by.

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