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Spreadwing Damselfly

Lestidae sp.

Habitat:

Seen in mountain terrane at Rancho Naturalista Primary pre-montane Caribbean slope rainforest at 2970ft (900m)



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Spreadwing Damselfly
Lestidae sp. Monteverde Odonata Checklist


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8 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

Oh yes, that's great with the pictures and names... thanks.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 5 years ago

End of March hopefully :) Give a shout when you upload the last, but just in case here is the best view of the database I am using: http://efg.cs.umb.edu/efg2/search?displa...

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

Yes, as i have said, I really appreciate it. Hope you have finished building and are happy in your new home.
And yes, that's a pretty good data base. Only problem is I am back home in India now, so probably not many more spottings from Costa Rica, though I still have a few photos to go upload.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 5 years ago

I do follow you, but have been in the middle of moving and building a new home, so was not checking PN for awhile. I only try ID when I can find pretty good databases of the species in an area. Then it is the checking the characteristics. Not an expert, but at least you will have a few suggestions to work on and for others to comment yes or no. A start :)

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

yes, thanks. You are doing a fine job. It was bothering me that there was a whole bunch of damselflies and none of them had an ID. All the way through my spottings i have unidentified damselflies and dragonflies. It doesn't help that I live on the other side of the world and you are asleep in America when I am awake here and v.v.!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 5 years ago

Well we narrowed it a bit. Thought you might like to see at least what I found to chose from. Working on the hard ones today. A good learning exercise. :)

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

thanks gatorfellows. Couldn't find any more photos that show the thorax more clearly. I'm sorry, but if you can't make an ID, I'm not going to attempt it!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 5 years ago

Cannot see the thorax stripe well enough for an ID. The abdomen tip appears to be female. With dark top of thorax and brown eyes look at the possibilities Archilestes grandis and Lestes tenuatus. Prunosity with age occurs.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Cartago, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.84, Long: -83.57

Spotted on Jul 14, 2013
Submitted on Oct 1, 2013

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