Rhodopygia cardinalis

Cardinal Redskimmer

Rhodopygia cardinalis, Cardinal Redskimmer, Suriname photo


Family: Libellulidae

Size: 44 - 50 mm in the genus


Rhodopygia species are found across most of Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, and Brazil. They are also found on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.

Ditches and shaded pools are among the favored habitats of these dragonflies; they are also found along forest trails and open areas.

Photo location: beside a small pond in tropical forest, Brokopondo district, Suriname.


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