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 dash on side of S8.
  • A pale marking within the fork of the anterior carina.

Similar species:

Male abdomen length: 26.0

Male hind wing length: 18.0

Female abdomen length: 26.0

Female hind wing length: 18.0

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

Abundance: Uncommon.

Species range: Mexico to Panama, South America

Updated: 20 March 2010





Credits: Text and images copyright by William Haber and David Wagner, 2013