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Yellow Dobsonfly (female)

Chloronia hieroglyphica

Description:

These yellow dobsonflies resemble the Chloronia genus, but I can't find anyplace that says they are found in South America. These are a little smaller (4 cm) than the darker, more common dobsonflies. I have only seen a few individuals and they have always been female. I'm not sure if these are merely immature darker dobsonflies, or a species of their own.

Habitat:

These were found here on the screen of the door of a cement block generator shed in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador.

Notes:

The colors are really beautiful. So much more so than the drab common dobsonflies we see so many of.

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6 Comments

Tukup
Tukup 7 months ago

Thanks Triggs. We see a lot of the brown ones, but every now and then one of these show up. Glad you like it.

triggsturner
triggsturner 7 months ago

Amazing colour! I have only seen the brownish green ones before. She is a real beauty. Thank you for sharing this.

Tukup
Tukup 9 months ago

Thanks.

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 9 months ago

Lovely set of Dobsonflies , very impressive insects.

Tukup
Tukup 9 months ago

Thanks Forest. It looks like mine, but I see it's clear across the continent. At least it's in S. America. That's better than I could find. I'll keep looking, but this looks promising. Thanks again. I agree, I think it is a mature Dobsonfly.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 9 months ago

I suspect this is her full adult glory! Check this out: Chloronia hieroglyphica
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Categ...
http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/TaxB...
https://eol.org/pages/8115501

Tukup
Spotted by
Tukup

Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69

Spotted on Apr 1, 2011
Submitted on Feb 8, 2019

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