Update August 05, 2003: it
seems likely that this is a male O.
biolleyi - click
here to see a specimen.
This Orthemis sp.was
photographed by me at c. 4,800 feet in the Mindo valley of northwestern
Ecuador. I think I can see some yellow tones next to the pale
thoracic marks visible through the wing - could this be O.
here for the only pic of a presumed male of this taxon that
I can find. I recall that I saw three or four similar dragons
along this trail: