Odonata

Mexico

Cannaphila insularis  -  Gray-waisted Skimmer

 

Areale di cattura interessato:

Mexico

Order

Odonata

Suborder

Anisoptera

Family

Libellulidae

Genus/species

Cannaphila insularis

Italian name

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English name

Gray-waisted Skimmer

 

Adult flight

In tropical countries, practically all year.

Habitat

It is found in ponds and slow waterways, both with permanent and temporary water, lakes.

The species is reported in southern Texas, Mexico and east Central America.

Description

Dimensions: body 36-39 mm;

Male : "Face "green with metallic green eyes, brown thorax, darker in front, with yellow stripes that darken with age, pruinose abdomen tending towards black towards the extremities.

Narrow and transparent front wings and backs with dark veins, brown pterostigma.

Female: Eyes and chest as a male, dark brown abdomen with wide fins on segment 8.

 


Cannaphila insularis  :     Gray-waisted Skimmer (female)

Cannaphila insularis, Gray-waisted Skimmer (female)

Cannaphila insularis  :     Gray-waisted Skimmer (female)

Cannaphila insularis  :     Gray-waisted Skimmer (female)



 

Cannaphila insularis  :     Gray-waisted Skimmer (male)

Cannaphila insularis  :     Gray-waisted Skimmer (male)

 

 

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