Zoology / identification

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  1. please help me identify this one
    Micrathyria_laevigata or Micrathyria caerulistyla or??? ok.. I don't know. I'm a mechanic, not a biologist.<br />
Micrathyria caerulistyla looks closest so far. Hagenii is also similar but has the wrong light blue marks<br />
 Costa Rica,Geotagged,Micrathyria ocellata,Rayadoras Cenicillas de Estanque,anisoptera,libelulidae
    Replied 10 months ago, modified 10 months ago
  2. Looks like a clubtail to me, not a skimmer... maybe Epigomphus?
    http://www.naturalista.mx/taxa/88195-Epigomphus

    I'm definitely no expert though, so I wouldn't be surprised if I'm wrong.


    Two things I found from some quick searching that may help somebody with more expertise on dragonfly identification...

    "Odonata of Costa Rica: Diversity and checklist of species"
    http://www.scielo.sa.cr/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0034-77442000000100028

    "The Costa Rican Species of Epigomphus and Their Mutual Mating Adaptations"
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/25077036
    Replied 10 months ago
  3. thank you Joe, you sure brought me on the right trail

    to be honest i had thought of clubtails but could not find a fitting one on Inbio.

    there used to be an excellent Odonata of Costa Rica website, I have saved the main pages but the site is gone :(
    I have used your link.. and after a long search and looking in my old screenshots
    I think
    Epigomphus subobtusus

    is the closest... AND it lives in the area where I saw it.
    but then somebody will know better
    Replied 10 months ago

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