Location: Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
January 21, 2016 7:56 am
Please can you tell me what dragonfly this is. It was at Arenal Volcano National Park near Lago Los Patos.
Thanks for sending a higher resolution image. The more detail in the image, the easier it is to make an ID. We searched the database of Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of Costa Rica and the closest match we could locate there is Erythrodiplax berenice. We crosschecked that on The Dragonflies and Damselflies of New Jersey, where we learned it is called a Seaside Dragonlet, and on BugGuide, and though we see a similarity, we do not believe the species is correct. We are posting your image and we hope one of our readers will write in with a more conclusive identification.