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Damselflies and Dragonflies

All photographs ©2018.  Abbreviations:  BCNP = Barulio Carillo National Park; CP = Cope's Place and environs; SV = Selva Verde Lodge; LSBS = La Selva Biological Station; LDL = Laguna del Lagarto Lodge; AOL = Arenal Observatory Lodge.  I am indebted to Dennis Paulson who was our odonate teacher on this particular trip and was so patient in helping us all ID our photographic treasures!

   

Tikal Spreadwing (Lestes tikalus) LSBS

Arch-tipped Shadowdamsel (Palaemnema collaris) BCNP

Redstripe Rubyspot (Hetaerina miniata) LSBS

   

Smoky Rubyspot (Hetaerina titia)  LDL

   

Pale-faced Flatwing (Heteragrion albifrons) BCNP

Red-and-black Flatwing (Heteragrion erythrogastrum)

   

Costa Rican Wedgetail (Acanthagrion speculum) Left SVL, right LSBS

   

Green-eyed Dancer (Argia frequentula) LDL

Bristle-tipped Dancer (Argia johannella)  LDL

Oculate Dancer (Argia oculata)

   

Purple Dancer (Argia pulla)  LDL

   

Dusky Dancer (Argia translata)  Male left (LDL), female right (SVL)

   

Tiny Forktail (Ischnura capreolus), female left, male right (SVL)

Blue-winged Helicopter (Megaloprepus caerulatus)  SVL

   

Caribbean Yellowface (Neoerythromma cultellatum)  LDL

Amelia's Threadtail (Neoneura amelia)  SVL

Marsh Firetail (Telebasis digiticollis) "in the wheel" - SVL

Fiery Darner (Coryphaeschna diapyra)  SVL

   

Dark-saddled Darner (Gynacantha membranalis)  LDL

   

Lowland Knobtail (Epigomphus tumefactus)  SVL

   

Red-tailed Pennant (Brachymesia furcata)  AOL

   

Gray-waisted Skimmer (Cannaphila insularis) male - SVL

   

Gray-waisted Skimmer (Cannaphila insularis) two different females - LSBS

   

Andagoya Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax andagoya) Male left, immature right (LDL)

   

Andagoya Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax andagoya) Females (LDL)

   

Scarlet Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax castanea) Male left, female right (LDL)

Red-mantled Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax fervida)  LSBS

   

Red-faced Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax fusca)  Female left, male right (LDL)

Hercules Skimmer (Libellula herculea)  AOL

Metallic Pennant (Idiataphe cubensis)  LDL

 

Black Dasher (Micrathyria atra)  SVL

Peten Dasher (Micrathyria debilis)  LDL

Square-spotted Dasher (Micrathyria ocellata)  SVL

Possible Little Swamp Dasher (Micrathyria pseudeximia) female (LDL)

Glossy-fronted Dryad (Nephepeltia flavifrons)  LDL

   

Spine-bellied Dryad (Nephepeltia phryne), "in the wheel" at left  (SVL)

Carmine Skimmer (Orthemis discolor)  SVL

   

Red-tailed Skimmer (Orthemis schmidti)  Female left, male right (LDL)

Pond Amberwing (Oerithemis mooma)  LDL

   

Undescribed amberwing (Perithemis sp.)  I was calling it "Banded"...  SVL

Mexican Scarlettail (Paniplax sanguiniventris)  LDL

Brilliant Redskimmer (Rhodopygia hinei)  SVL

Arch-tipped Glider (Tauriphila argo)  SVL

   

Tropical Woodskimmer (Uracis imbuta)  Male left, female right  (LDL)

   

Amazon Sapphirewing (Zenithoptera fasciata)  Female left, male right (LDL)

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