Sunday, December 24, 2017

River Dancer

Our intrepid dragonfly guide, Dennis Paulson, predicted we would see River Dancers on the rocks in the Rio Corobici. We stopped for lunch there, on 7 July 2017, along the Pan American Highway in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Dennis collected the species there in his youth. In 1967 these were the first records for Costa Rica. We quickly found them basking on the river rocks. Dennis announced that he lacked a good photo of this damselfly. I did my best to remedy this situation, but the dancers perched too far out for me to capture the detailed closeup Dennis desired.

In Central America, River Dancers are found along forest streams and rivers in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. They are also encountered through a large area of northern South America.

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