Ischnura ramburii (Selys, 1850)Coenagrionidae
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Male identification:

  • Pale markings on head and thorax green.
  • S3-6 orange with black dorsum, S7 black with bue tip on underside, S8-9 mostly sky blue, S9 with black at tip on dorsal side.
  • Dorsal horns of S10 short and rounded.
  • Teneral: thorax mostly orange, abdomen variously marked.

Female identification:

  • One color form similar to male, others with olive face and top of head black.
  • Thorax and abdomen olive-brown with black on dorsum.

Size: Small

Body length: 29.0-32.0

Local distribution: Pacific slope from 50 - 1400 m; Atlantic slope from 200 - 800 m.

Habitat: Isolated ponds and lakes in sun.

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

Male abdomen length: 24

Female abdomen length: 25

Female hindwing length: 17

Updated: 7 March 2007





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