Band-winged dragonlet

Erythrodiplax umbrata

This is a larger dragonlet, second in size only to the similar Black-winged Dragonlet (E. funerea).
Dragonfly Photograph taken in my Backyard garden, Mondesir, South Oropouche, Trinidad, W.I. Geotagged,Saddlebag glider - Tramea abdominalis,Spring,Trinidad and Tobago


Mature males are olivaceous with a broad stripe in the wings extending between the nodus and pterostigma. Males become pruinose, but the cerci remain pale. The wing band becomes progressively darker with age. Females may be similar to the male, but with a paler, reduced stripe in each wing that does not reach the pterostigma. Other, generally more common, females lack a prominent wing band, but have dark wingtips. Young individuals of both sexes have pale rectangular spots laterally on the abdomen. Occasionally the hindwing may be amber or brown basally.
Total length: 38-47 mm; abdomen: 23-34 mm; hindwing: 25-34 mm.
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found today in the lowlands on a quiet track Band-winged dragonlet,Costa Rica,Erythrodiplax umbrata,Geotagged,Grassland,Winter,libelulidae,odonata


Florida and Texas south throughout Central America south to Argentina; occasional stray to eastern U.S.
Band-winged dragonlet (Erythrodiplax umbrata) RN El Vinculo, VAC, Colombia. Mar 17th, 2018 Band-winged dragonlet,Colombia,Erythrodiplax umbrata,Geotagged,Winter


This species will occasionally roost in large numbers on the branches of trees with their wings characteristically depressed below the body. Males guard females during egg laying like other members of this genus and will patrol around ponds.
Erythrodiplax umbrata male Ruins of Chichen Itza. Band-winged dragonlet,Erythrodiplax umbrata,Geotagged,Mexico,Summer


Permanent and temporary marshy ponds, pools and lakes.


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SpeciesErythrodiplax umbrata