Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Carmine Skimmer

Orthemis discolor

Description:

Dragonfly seen in the Amazon, Ecuador.

Habitat:

Rainforest. We saw this dragonfly in a island park in Tena, Ecuador.

Notes:

Please help me know what dragonfly is.

1 Species ID Suggestions

DinDjarin
DinDjarin 7 years ago
Carmine Skimmer
Orthemis discolor Carmine Skimmer - Libélula | Project Noah


Sign in to suggest organism ID

6 Comments

pirucreaciones
pirucreaciones 7 years ago

Thanks for your suggestion Daniele. I'm new here and still learning :) have a nice day!!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Hi pirucreaciones! "Fiery dragonfly" is a just common name, and from what I know refers to an Australian species, Orthetrum villosovittatum, not found in South America. My best suggestion for you is to edit the spotting, remove the common name and tick the Help with ID box again, so that people knowledgeable about insects in this area can see your spotting on the Unidentified list again. In general we recommend not to accept ID suggestions unless they are accompanied by a reference which you can check.

pirucreaciones
pirucreaciones 7 years ago

Daniele, what kind of dragonfly you think it is? its a fiery dragonfly?

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Crocothemis erythraea is not found in South America.
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/59859...

pirucreaciones
pirucreaciones 7 years ago

Thanks Jessica!!!

jessica10
jessica10 7 years ago

Fiery dragonfly

pirucreaciones
Spotted by
pirucreaciones

Tena, Napo, Ecuador

Spotted on Oct 4, 2014
Submitted on Nov 19, 2014

Related Spottings

Libélula (carmine skimmer) roseate skimmer Roseate Skimmer Roseate Skimmer (female)

Nearby Spottings

Dragonfly Amazon Kingfishers Tigrillo Stick grasshopper
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team