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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 B:- other damsels, darners and Libellulids/skimmers:



16) suggested ID: Mesamphiagrion nr laterale; low bushes along small, partly-wooded stream at Rogitama Reserve, Eastern Andes; 2,300m:






17) Appeared to be the female of the above species; suggested ID: Mesamphiagrion nr laterale; low bushes along small, partly-wooded stream at Rogitama Reserve, Eastern Andes; 2,300m:




18) suggested ID: Oxyagrion miniopsis; small streamlet running alongside road, then joining a larger stream crossing under the road. Above Rogitama Reserve in oak/alder forest with large clearings, Eastern Andes; 2,500m:






19) Damsel sp. genus? small stream crossing Soata-Onzaga Road; mixed deciduous semi-humid forest on western spur of Eastern Andes; c. 2,500m:






20) suggested ID: Mesamphiagrion nr laterale; small streamlet running alongside road, then joining a larger stream crossing under the road. Above Rogitama Reserve in oak/alder forest with large clearings, Eastern Andes; 2,500m:







21) suggested ID: Lestes apollinaris; small streamlet running alongside road, then joining a larger stream crossing under the road. Above Rogitama Reserve in oak/alder forest with large clearings, Eastern Andes; 2,500m:






22) suggested ID: Rhionaeschna brevicercia; small streamlet running alongside road, then joining a larger stream crossing under the road. Above Rogitama Reserve in oak/alder forest with large clearings, Eastern Andes; 2,500m:





23) Presumed to be male Mangrove Darner Coryphaeschna viriditas over mangrove forest on the coast east of Cartagena, on the north-central coast:






24) Presumed to be female Mangrove Darner Coryphaeschna viriditas over mangrove forest on the coast east of Cartagena, on the north-central coast:




25) suggested ID: Rhionaeschna marchali; roadside shrubs far from water c. 2kms from top of Cuchillo Road, among the antennae, Santa Marta; 2,700m:






26) Dasher sp. Micrathyria sp. well-vegetated small pools in second growth scrub near large flowing stream in coastal lowlands south of Camarones, northeastern coastal plain:




27) suggested ID: Erythrodiplax abjecta; small streamlet running alongside road, then joining a larger stream crossing under the road. Above Rogitama Reserve in oak/alder forest with large clearings, Eastern Andes; 2,500m:





28) Suggested ID: Erythrodiplax fervida; well-vegetated small pools in second growth scrub near large flowing stream in coastal lowlands south of Camarones, northeastern coastal plain:




29) Presumed same as above; Erythrodiplax fervida; well-vegetated small pools in second growth scrub near large flowing stream in coastal lowlands south of Camarones, northeastern coastal plain:





30) Dragonlet sp.? Erythrodiplax sp. ? well-vegetated small pools in second growth scrub near large flowing stream in coastal lowlands south of Camarones, northeastern coastal plain:




31) Elasmothemis cannacrioides ; over large flowing stream with riparian trees in coastal lowlands south of Camarones, northeastern coastal plain: