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Large Woodskimmer

Uracis fastigiata


Perching over a pond as dusk fell. It originally looked black but the flash revealed its' true colour.


Rainforest pond


There seemed to be one of these 'roosting' on every pond in the vicinity. I'm not very good with Odonata and the closest resemblance I've been able to find is a female Black-winged Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax funerea), but I'm troubled/confused by the extent of dark shading on the wings.

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Gaia80 a year ago
Large Woodskimmer
Uracis fastigiata Large Woodskimmer (Uracis fastigiata) · iNaturalist

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Gaia80 a year ago

You're welcome, I love those insects :) They're really from another era, considering their behavior. They've facinated me ever since I was a child.

dave mangham
dave mangham a year ago

Thanks Gaia80. Spot on!

Gaia80 a year ago

Check out more pictures of this species on inaturalist and you'll see that one of the genders have the same pattern as your spotting, don't know if it's male of female.

dave mangham
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Colorado, Provincia Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Nov 14, 2019
Submitted on Dec 30, 2019

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