Hetaerina miniata Selys, 1879Calopterygidae

Male identification:

  • Tip of forewing clear; tip of hindwing with a red spot.
  • Red patch of hindwing extending into a point.
  • Lower appendages very short.

Female identification:

  • Stigma present.
  • Thoracic markings metallic red.
  • Postclypeus metallic red.

Similar species:

Male abdomen length: 31.0

Male hind wing length: 27.0

Female abdomen length: 31.0

Female hind wing length: 27.0

Local distribution: Pacific lowlands.

Habitat: Small streams in forest and open.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Species range: Guatemala to Panama, South America

Updated: 24 February 2012

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