Humid Chaco


photograph © Alex Wild 2002

The site where I first encountered Gracilidris, along a roadside among the Karanday palms of Paraguay's chaco.  This subtropical ecosystem is not well studied and likely contains a great number of unknown species.

Paraguay, Pte. Hayes: 5k SE Pozo Colorado
6.xii.2002, 23º33'S 58º46'W, 100m.  Humid Chaco.
#AW1766, voucher specimens deposited at ALWC, BMNH, IBNP, IFML, LACM, MCZC, MHNG, UCDC, USNM.

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This image was captured with a Nikon Coolpix 995.