Leptobasis vacillans Hagen in Selys, 1877Coenagrionidae
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Male identification:

  • Head black with broad blue postocular triangles.
  • Thorax pale green.
  • S1 green with black dorsum; S3 red-orange.
  • S8-10 orange.

Female identification:

  • Thorax with green antehumeral stripe.
  • Ovipositor longer than cerci.

Habitat: Isolated ponds, temporary pools, and marshy roadside ditches.

Species range: Mexico, Guatemala to Panama, South America

Updated: 24 May 2009





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