Dragonfly from Peru: Diastatops intensa

Subject: Fancy Peruvian Dragonfly?
Location: Loreto region, Peru
May 11, 2014 10:22 pm
Hi Mr Bugman,
I saw this very cool dragonfly in the Loreto region of Peru a few years back. I’m stumped as to what it might be. Any Ideas?
Signature: Katie

Unknown Dragonfly
Unknown Dragonfly

Hi Katie,
This truly is a stunning Dragonfly.
  It appears to be Diastatops intensa, based on images posted to American Dragonfly.

Hi Daniel,
Thanks for such a quick reply! That is exactly what it looks like.

2 thoughts on “Dragonfly from Peru: Diastatops intensa”

    • We looked up the genus Zenithoptera, and all examples, including the individual posted on Greg Lasley Nature Photography, have blue wings and none have the red hind wings or body. We will stick to our identification of Diastatops intensa until we can locate a visual match that is closer.


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