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Spot-winged Glider

Pantala hymenaea

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Open areas with temporary ponds, including brackish waters.

Notes:

There were dozens flying (and mating).

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6 Comments

Many thanks Copterdan!

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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