Saturday, July 29, 2017

Smoky Rubyspot

Arriving at the small stream along Calle Loros in Alajuela Province, Costa Rica, we found our first Odonata. Several Smoky Rubyspots perched along the stream. I was aware of this damselfly, even through it was new to me. It ranges across Mexico and Central America into the southeastern United States, north to northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and Iowa. In the United States, males perch along shady pools. Females are not found near water unless they are mating. Our Costa Rican Smoky Rubyspots appeared to behave in the same way.

No comments:

Post a Comment