Telebasis levis (Garrison, 2009)Coenagrionidae
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Male appendages, lateral view
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Male identification:

  • Labrum, postclypeus and frons red, top and rear of head black, underside half black.
  • Thorax tan to brown with a broad black stripe on carina, often with a short black stripe on mesepimeron.
  • Abdomen uniformly bright red-orange.
  • Wings clear.

Female identification:

  • Labrum, postclypeus and frons light brown, rest of dorsum of head black, underside of head half black, half pale. Thorax beige to tan without dark markings, carina with a broad black stripe. Prothoracic horns absent. Abdomen greenish-beige on sides, mostly black on top.

Size: Very small

Body length: 28.0-31.0

Local distribution: South Pacific lowlands.

Habitat: Ponds and lagunas.

Species range in Middle America: Guatemala to Panama

Male body length: 28-31

Male abdomen length: 22-23

Male hindwing length: 15

Female body length: 31

Female abdomen length: 24

Female hindwing length: 16-17

Updated: 12 August 2010

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