Enallagma novaehispaniae Calvert, 1907Coenagrionidae

Male identification:

  • Labrum, face, and top of thorax teal.
  • Sides of thorax purple-blue above, sky blue below, with black stripes on dorsal carina and humeral suture.
  • Abdomen black with 3/4 of S3 blue on top, S8 half blue on top, and S9 all blue on top.
  • Upper appendage long and forked with minutely hooked tip.
  • Lower appendage short and curved inward.

Female identification:

  • Dorsum of S1 black only on basal half.
  • Dorsum of S8 blue on basal 2/3, a pair of blue spots on top of S9.

Male abdomen length: 25.0

Male hind wing length: 18.0

Female abdomen length: 24.0

Female hind wing length: 18.0

Habitat: Quiet pools in streams and rivers.

Abundance: Rare.

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

Updated: 2 April 2014

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