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Spot-winged Glider
Pantela hymenaea

East Highline Canal West of Calipatria
Imperial County CA

Shoreline of the Salton Sea
Imperial County CA

This and the following four photos are in-hand close-ups of a female that was flying with a large mixed group at Wister Waterfowl Area on Hwy 111 near Niland, Imperial County, CA.

Spot-winged Gliders range far and wide. They can be seen near water and vegetation
or even over sparse desert.  A good place to watch for them in the Imperial Valley
is over large fields that are being irrigated. Wandering Gliders favor the same types 
of fields so you have to get a good look at them to be sure!

Last updated
Jul. 7 2003

The following links are to pages for trips on which this species was photographed.

Mar 18 2002
Jul 20 2002