Hetaerina miniata Selys, 1879Calopterygidae

Male identification:

  • Lower appendages very short.
  • Red hindwing patch extending into a point.

Female identification:

  • Stigma present.
  • Thoracic markings metallic red.
  • Postclypeus metallic red.

Size: Medium

Body length: 43.0-47.0

Local distribution: Atlantic slope at 50 - 600 m.

Habitat: Small streams in forest and open.

Species range in Middle America: Guatemala to Panama, South America

Male abdomen length: 37

Female abdomen length: 30

Female hindwing length: 25

Updated: 7 August 2009

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