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Spot-winged Glider

Pantala hymenaea


Similar to Rainpool Glider, but abdomen mottled gray-brown, more tapered. Round spot at base of hindwings is characteristice but may be difficult to see. Flies almost continuously, but does perch sometimes, vertically on twigs of trees, bushes.


Open areas with temporary ponds, including brackish waters.


There were dozens flying (and mating).

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Many thanks Copterdan!

Copterdan 7 years ago

Nice "In-flight" Capture!

Thank you again! Will add that mission :-)

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Nice action shot! You could add this to the Global Flight mission.

Many thanks Brian!

Brian Parsons
Brian Parsons 7 years ago

Try Spot-wing Glider

Hampton Bays, New York, USA

Lat: 40.86, Long: -72.52

Spotted on Jul 2, 2012
Submitted on Jul 3, 2012

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