Gynacantha sp. A Aeshnidae

Female identification:

  • Top of frons with a black T-mark.
  • Thorax brown with two broad yellow-green stripes on side, a narrower stripe on dorsum.
  • Abdomen dark with pale blue markings on S1-2.

Size: Large

Body length: 63.0

Local distribution: Atlantic slope at 700 - 900 m.

Habitat: Temporary ponds and isolated flood pools in forest streams.

Species range in Middle America: Costa Rica

Male abdomen length: 47

Female body length: 63

Female abdomen length: 50

Female hindwing length: 49

Updated: 13 August 2010

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