Oligoclada cf. monosticha


Skimmer, Oligoclada cf. monosticha, photo from Brazil



Family: Libellulidae

Length: dragonfly in photo 21 mm body length; 20 - 35 mm in the genus

Oligoclada is a Neotropical genus; its 23 species are found from Guatemala south to Bolivia, Paraguay, and northeastern Argentina.  Wings are hyaline (with dark tips in one species).  The face is pale, the head darker above.   These little dragonflies tend to perch on the ground; they are found near oxbows, ponds, wetlands, and flooded areas. 

Photo location: Novo Airão, Amazonas state, Brazil.

Oligoclada sp., Amazonas skimmer image (Brazil)


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