Hetaerina aurora Ris, 1918Calopterygidae
Male appendages, dorsal view
Male appendages, lateral view
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Male identification:

  • Stigma absent.
  • All wing tips with a red spot.
  • Lower appendage half as long as upper.

Female identification:

  • Stigma absent.
  • Labrum and postclypeus shiny black.
  • Dark areas of thorax metallic purple-red.
  • Three nearly complete dark stripes on side of thorax.
  • S10 with a dorsal tooth at apex, no dorso-lateral teeth, 3-4 ventro-lateral teeth.

Similar species:

Male abdomen length: 39.0

Male hind wing length: 29.0

Female abdomen length: 30.0-34.0

Female hind wing length: 27.0-30.0

Local distribution: Pacific slope at 1000 - 1700 m.

Habitat: Medium to large rivers in forested or open areas.

Abundance: Common.

Species range: Colombia and Ecuador

Updated: 24 May 2009

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