Ischnura capreolus Hagen, 1861Coenagrionidae
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Male identification:

  • Small blue postocular spots.
  • Thorax blue to green with black stripes.
  • Abdomen with S3-6 yellow with black on dorsum, S8 blue with black dorsum, S9 all blue.
  • S10 with down-curved dorsal horn.
  • Appenadages in lateral view appearing hooked.

Female identification:

  • A pair of rounded dorsal horns on prothorax.
  • One color form like male, another form with thorax and abdomen dull green to gray with black on dorsum.
  • Teneral: thorax lime green.

Similar species:

Male abdomen length: 18.0

Male hind wing length: 9.0-10.0

Habitat: Sunny ponds and lakes.

Species range: Mexico, Guatemala to Panama, South America

Updated: 18 March 2010





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