Argia frequentula Calvert, 1907Coenagrionidae
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Male identification:

  • Eyes with green reflectance below.
  • Pale colors usually purple or dark blue.
  • Purple-blue on S8-9 with lower margin even.
  • Lower sides of thorax and tail often sky blue in younger individuals.

Female identification:

  • Wings yellowish.
  • Dorsum of S8-9 all pale.
  • No dark dash on side of S8.
  • No pale mark inside anterior fork of dorsal carina.
  • Mesostigmal tubercles as high as rear lobe of pronotum.

Size: Small

Body length: 31.0-34.0

Local distribution: Both slopes from lowlands to 600 m.

Habitat: Small to medium clear streams in both open and forested areas.

Species range in Middle America: Mexico, Guatemala to Panama

Male abdomen length: 28-29

Female abdomen length: 25

Female hindwing length: 19

Updated: 28 March 2008





Credits: Text and images copyright by William A. Haber, 2006-2011. Contact: argianegra@yahoo.com