Monday, December 18, 2017

Striped Saddlebags

The second “pond” we visited at Costa Rica's Hacienda La Pacifica on 7 July was a large wetland. My impression is that our guide, Dennis Paulson, was disappointed in the dragonfly diversity here, but we did see some interesting ones. We parked the bus on a hill top and walked to the lake shore. Atop a large bush, fairly far from water, perched this Striped Saddlebags.

Striped Saddlebags are found in South Texas and are vagrant over much of that state, southern New Mexico and Arizona, and, up the Atlantic Coast, sometimes wandering as far as Massachusetts. They are also found in southern Florida, the West Indies, south to Argentina. They often forage relatively high in the sky, although sometimes lower over water. 

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