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Macrothemis tessellata, Yunguillo, Colombia Quite a pretty dragonfly found on a leaf. It is overall black with yellow marks on the thorax and two yellow marks on the abdomen. Eyes are azure. ID is tentative. Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,Macrothemis tessellata,Mocoa,Putumayo,South America,World,Yunguillo Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Macrothemis tessellata, Yunguillo, Colombia

Quite a pretty dragonfly found on a leaf. It is overall black with yellow marks on the thorax and two yellow marks on the abdomen. Eyes are azure. ID is tentative.

    comments (5)

  1. Lovely!! Micrathyria sp.? Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you so much. I was going crazy trying to find something similar that also has this thick pointy end of the abdomen. Posted 2 months ago
    2. Update: 2 people on FB say it's likely Macrothemis sp. Looks credible as well. Unfortunately, that genus is equally confusing with dozens of similar looking species :) Posted 2 months ago
    3. Sorry to spam :)
      Tentative ID: Macrothemis tessellata
      Posted 2 months ago
      1. Oh. yes! That looks perfect! The tip of the abdomen matches with that genus better as well. Posted 2 months ago

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Macrothemis tessellata is a dragonfly in the Macrothemis genus.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Feb 8, 2019. Captured Oct 23, 2018 10:25 in Santa Rosa, Cauca, Colombia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/11.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm