Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wandering Glider

On 5 July 2017, we drove northeast from the Villa Lapas hotel to Monteverde. I looked forward to this tourist mecca since quetzals and other highland birds inhabit the area. Along the way, we stopped for gas. Costa Rican law demanded all passengers leave the bus when refueling.

Big yellow dragonflies flew over the asphalt. Wandering Gliders are well named. Erika and I have recorded them from Minnesota. They wander across all continents except Antarctica. I have posted notes about this species in August 2011 and in 2016. Judging from this glider’s ragged wing condition, I suspect this individual traveled some distance as it circled our gas station.

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