Telebasis isthmica Calvert, 1902Coenagrionidae

Male identification:

  • Labrum and face blue.
  • Top of head with pale orange-brown markings on black background.
  • Top of thorax with pale center line.
  • Side of thorax pale tan.
  • Abdomen orange.
  • Inferior appendage not pointed.

Female identification:

  • Mostly dull orange-brown.
  • Top of head orange-brown.
  • Prothoracic horns absent.

Size: Small

Body length: 33.0-36.0

Local distribution: Pacific lowlands to 300 m.

Habitat: Temporary rain pools and marshy wetlands in pastures.

Species range in Middle America: Mexico, Costa Rica to Panama, South America

Male abdomen length: 27

Female abdomen length: 24

Female hindwing length: 18

Updated: Bagaces

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