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Odonates from the Eastern Andes and Santa Marta region of Colombia, December 2009 :


From Dec 05 - 19, 2009 Sheridan and I were again on a birding trip to Colombia - this time a few days in the Eastern Andes then more than a week in the far north. We spent more time at lower elevations than on our previous trip, and consequently we saw more odes, however some were common wide-spread taxa (e.g. Three-striped Dasher) which I have not included here:

Part A:- rubyspots and dancers:



1) Rubyspot sp. Haeterina sp. in second growth scrub near a large flowing stream with riparian trees, in coastal lowlands south of Camarones, on the northeast coast:




2) Rubyspot sp. Haeterina sp. near the water's edge of a large flowing stream with riparian trees, in coastal lowlands south of Camarones, on the northeast coast:




3) Rubyspot sp. Haeterina sp. along a wooded road close to large flowing stream (Blue Hole) above Minca (northwest foothills of Sierra de Santa Marta); c. 800m:




4) Rubyspot sp. Haeterina sp. along a wooded road close to large flowing stream (Blue Hole) above Minca (northwest foothills of Sierra de Santa Marta); c. 800m:




5) Rubyspot sp. Haeterina sp. near a stream crossing along the road between El Dorado Lodge and the Antennae, Cuchillo de Santa Marta; 2,200m:






6) Rubyspot sp. Haeterina sp. over a small, slow stream with overhanging riparian trees and light shrubbery, just before it ran into a forested medium-sized swift-flowing river; on the coastal plain near Tayrona N.P., northeast coast:






7) Argia sp. close to a roadside small stream just below Lago Pedropalo; c. 1,500m on the west slope of the Eastern Andes, in the central Magdalena Valley:




8) Argia sp. near the water's edge of a large flowing stream with riparian trees, in coastal lowlands south of Camarones, on the northeast coast:




9) Argia sp. near the water's edge of a large flowing stream with riparian trees, in coastal lowlands south of Camarones, on the northeast coast:




10) Probably Dusky Dancer Argia translata over a small, slow stream with overhanging riparian trees and light shrubbery, just before it ran into a forested medium-sized swift-flowing river; on the coastal plain near Tayrona N.P., northeast coast:




11) Argia sp. near the water's edge of a large flowing stream with riparian trees, in coastal lowlands south of Camarones, on the northeast coast:




12) Argia sp. over a small, slow stream with overhanging riparian trees and light shrubbery, just before it ran into a forested medium-sized swift-flowing river; on the coastal plain near Tayrona N.P., northeast coast:





13) Probably Dusky Dancer Argia translata over a small, slow stream with overhanging riparian trees and light shrubbery, just before it ran into a forested medium-sized swift-flowing river; on the coastal plain near Tayrona N.P., northeast coast:




14) Argia sp. along a wooded road close to large flowing stream (Blue Hole) above Minca (northwest foothills of Sierra de Santa Marta); c. 800m:





15) Argia sp. along a wooded road close to large flowing stream (Blue Hole) above Minca (northwest foothills of Sierra de Santa Marta); c. 800m: