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River Dragon - Brazil by Jason Weigner

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Dragonfly from the Brazil side of the Itenez River in the Beni. I do not know the species so any ID help is welcome.

Nikon D80
Tamron 70-300mm
1/160
f/8.0
ISO 100
No Flash
June 2011

Comments

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    I realize a far stretch because of location? But…maybe a type of Pondhawk? Erythemis simplicicollis
    What a GORGEOUS creature…I’m so with green creatures….snakes, lizards, insects….just a fabulous hunter!

  • Hey Carla! That might be right, or at least a place to start. I haven’t had much time to dig around so thanks for the help. I’ll have to look into the range of Erythemis simplicicollis to see if they come down this far south. Trying to ID south american insects is near impossible sometimes.

    – Jason Weigner

  • Looks like they do come into SA I just can’t find how far south.

    – Jason Weigner

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    I bet! Maybe you should start up a book with photos to help others? :o)
    Luckily these are mosquito eaters…if only we had more!

  • Actually I have kind of been working on a guide to Bolivian Reptiles mostly for my own reference, we’ll see how far it goes… Insects are a little much to tackle! We were always happy when we saw large numbers of dragonflies when we parked on the river, it meant there wouldn’t be as many mosquitoes there!

    – Jason Weigner

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Karue
    Karueover 2 years ago

  • Debbie-anne
    Debbie-anneover 2 years ago

    Amazing colour lovely shot

  • Thank you so much!

    – Jason Weigner

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