Enallagma novaehispaniae Calvert, 1907Coenagrionidae

Male identification:

  • Labrum, face, and top of thorax teal.
  • Sides of thorax purple-blue above, sky blue below, with black stripes on dorsal carina and humeral suture.
  • Abdomen black with S3 3/4 blue on top, S8 half blue on top, and S9 all blue on top.
  • Upper appendages long and forked with minutely hooked tip.
  • Lower appendages short and curved inward.

Female identification:

  • Dorsum of S1 black only on basal half.
  • Dorsum of S8 blue on basal 2/3, a pair of blue spots on top of S9.

Size: Small

Body length: 30.0-32.0

Local distribution: Both slopes from lowlands to 600 m.

Habitat: Pools in small streams.

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

Male abdomen length: 27-28

Female abdomen length: 27

Female hindwing length: 20

Updated: 7 March 2007

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