Metaleptobasis orthogonia von Ellenrieder, 2013Coenagrionidae

Female identification:

  • Labrum light brown; postclypeus brown with a strong black stripe on anterior margin.
  • Top of head mostly black.
  • Midlobe of pronotum with a flat, triangular horn on each side; sides of hindlobe extended into elongated points.
  • Pterothoracic horns absent.
  • S8 with a pair of long, strong ventral spines.

Female abdomen length: 37.0

Female hind wing length: 23.0

Local distribution: Eastern lowlands.

Abundance: Rare.

Species range: Brazil, Ecuador and Peru

Updated: 10 June 2013

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