Argia pulla Hagen in Selys, 1865Coenagrionidae
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Male identification:

  • Eyes blue below.
  • Pale colors mostly purple on head, upper thorax and abdomen, lighter blue in young individuals.
  • Sides of abdomen with brown streaks.
  • Purple-blue on S8-9 with uneven lower margin.

Female identification:

  • Wings yellowish.
  • Dorsum of S8-9 pale.
  • A dark dah on side of S8.
  • Pale marking within fork of anterior carina.

Size: Small

Body length: 29.0-34.0

Local distribution: Both slopes from lowlands to 700 m.

Habitat: Isolated marshy ponds and small streams, more in the open than in forest.

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

Male abdomen length: 25

Female abdomen length: 24

Female hindwing length: 18

Updated: 28 March 2008





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