Argia translata Hagen in Selys, 1865Coenagrionidae
Male
Female
Tandem pair
Male
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Male appendages, lateral view
Male
Female immature or color form
Male appendages, lateral viewMaleFemale immature or color form

Male identification:

  • Wings clear.
  • Small blue postocular spots.
  • Pale colors tan when young, becoming dark blue-black with age and coated with gray pruinosity.
  • Abdomen mostly black, but dorsum of S9 with a pale mark at base.

Female identification:

  • Wings clear.
  • Dorsum of S3 without a broad pale triangle.
  • Dorsum of S10 dark.

Male abdomen length: 32.0

Male hind wing length: 23.0

Female abdomen length: 30.0

Female hind wing length: 24.0

Habitat: Sunny areas along riffly streams and rivers.

Species range: USA, Mexico, Guatemala to Panama, South America

Updated: 27 January 2013





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