Patrones peculiares dentro de las membranas de las alas.
Ejemplar de Libélula
Second day of the Big Bend Nature Fest -- Elizabeth and I went on a dragonfly walk with John and Kendra Abbott! This was such a great experience -- we both learned a lot.
I'll have to work on the ID's for many of these later on. LOTS of new plants and critters for me in Big Bend! :)
See photo. Also submitted to Odonata Central.
About a dozen young teneral individuals were observed close enough to confirm IDs here. About that many more were seen flying, but I didn't positively confirm the ID; they could also have been Wandering Gliders.
It seemed that there was almost a mass-emergence going on. But I have never seen something like that, and don't know if it even exists in dragonflies. I didn't see any adults.
There was water in the tank from recent rains, and plenty of lush veg.
A female Spot-winged Glider, posed.
August 31, 2012.
The Spot-winged Glider (Pantala hymenaea) is a dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. It looks very much like the Wandering Glider with the addition of a basal spot on the hindwing....