Sunday 4 September 2011

Help needed for damsels

If anyone has the time and inclination, I would be delighted to know the identity of any of the odonata as seen below;

Ode 1
Suggestion; Arroyo Bluet

They were seen in Parque Ecologico de Xochimilco and the write up can be seen by following this link.

Ode 2

This one was seen in profusion in the parque. I found some Black-fronted Forktails in good numbers on my last visit and I have a suspicion that this may be the very same.

 Ode 3

Ode 4

 Ode 5

This individual below preferred perching on the crunchy, gritty path and shunned likely looking perches in the grass nearby.

Ode 6
Variegated Meadowhawk

Thanks very much for any thoughts that you may have and any suggestions for a good meso-american guide to Odonata would be well received too.
Thanks to Jason from Brewster's Linnet for his help in identifying these odes.

1 comment:

  1. My best guesses based on a couple minutes of reading a checklist, some image searching, and Dennis Paulson's western guide:
    1. Arroyo Bluet (fairly sure)
    2-5. Black-fronted Forktail (less sure)
    6. Variegated Meadowhawk (100%)

    Not aware of any field guides to the region. The Needham/Westfall/May manuals cover northern Mexico. I think there's a few true field guides in the works but I wouldn't expect any soon.