Odonata

Mexico

Micrathyria didyma  -  Three-striped Dasher

 

Areale di cattura interessato:

Mexico

Order

Odonata

Suborder

Anisoptera

Family

Libellulidae

Genus/species

Micrathyria didyma

Italian name

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English name

Three-striped Dasher

 

Ordine

In tropical countries, practically all year.

Infraordine

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.

Famiglia

Dimensions: body 32-39 mm;
                   rear wing 25-32mm,

Male : White "face", the head becomes green metallic in mature males.
The green chest is marked by three oblique lateral dark stripes.
The wings are clear, generally with two cells instead of one in the forewing triangle.
The legs are black.
The abdomen is thin and black with light green trapezoidal patches on segments 2-7, the most prominent of which is on segment 7.
The segments 8-10 and the caudal appendages are black.

Female: face brown, green eyes, chest as a male, dark abdomen, with green friezes similar to those of males.

 


Micrathyria didyma   :   ┬áThree-striped Dasher (male)

Dythemis nigra :   Blue-eyed Setwing (male)

Dythemis nigra :   Blue-eyed Setwing (male)

Dythemis nigra :   Blue-eyed Setwing (male)

 



Micrathyria didyma   :   ┬áThree-striped Dasher (female)

Micrathyria didyma   :    Three-striped Dasher (female)

Dythemis nigra :   Blue-eyed Setwing (female)

 

 

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