Hetaerina capitalis Selys, 1873
CalopterygidaeRuby spots

Male
Male
Appendages- dorsal view
Appendages- dorsal view
Female
Female
Appendages- lateral view
Appendages- lateral view



Field marks
  Stigma present
  Lower appendage very short
  Red hindwing patch truncated
  Postclypeus metallic blue-green

Similar species
Hetaerina majuscula
Hetaerina miniata

Habitat: Small clear streams in forest.

Local distribution: Pacific slope at 300-1330 m (Sardinal to Monteverde); 600-1200 m on Atlantic slope (Rio Chiquito, Penas Blancas).

Abundance: Common

Species range: Mexico to Panama

Phenology: A: 4; P: 2-6, 12



Credits: Images and text copyright 2007, William A. Haber, http://efg.cs.umb.edu/