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Odonates from the western and central Andes of Colombia, August 2009 :

Update Sep 08, 2009: IDs have been added, thanks to Dennis Paulson:

From August 23 - 29, 2009 Sheridan and I were on a birding trip to central Colombia, and while there I tried to photograph any odonate that came my way; not many did so, largely because we were mostly at mid to upper elevations (and there were just too many great birds to photograph!):

1) Rubyspot Haeterina aurora at Ucumari Regional Park, c. 1,900 meters on the west slope of central Andes:






2) Polythore gigantea at La Romera Watershed Reserve, southeast of Medellin on the west slope of central Andes:





3) Cora inca at Ucumari Regional Park, c. 1,900 meters on the west slope of central Andes:





4) Cora sp. at San Jose - El Palmar road near El Cairo (c. 1,700m), west slope of western Andes:






5) very likely Argia medullaris at Ucumari Regional Park, c. 1,900 meters on the west slope of central Andes:


This may/may not be same taxon; very likely Argia medullaris:



This may/may not be same taxon; very likely Argia medullaris:





6) very likely Argia medullaris at San Jose - El Palmar road near El Cairo (c. 1,700m), west slope of western Andes:






7) Female darner - probably Rhionaeschna marchali at Rio Blanco lodge, c. 2,400 meters on west slope of central Andes:




8) Male Rhionaeschna joannisi on crest of San Jose - El Palmar road near El Cairo (c. 2,100m), west slope of western Andes:





9) Dragonlet - probably Erythrodiplax castanea in Cauca Valley, c. 600 meters:





10) Dragonlet; probably Erythrodiplax melanorubra on crest of San Jose - El Palmar road near El Cairo (c. 2,100m), west slope of western Andes:




11) Brechmorhoga rapax at San Jose - El Palmar road near El Cairo (c. 1,700m), west slope of western Andes:





12) Orthemis (sulphurata?) in Cauca Valley, c. 600 meters:




13) Perithemis mooma in Cauca Valley, c. 600 meters: