Dythemis cf. sterilis

Dythemis cf. sterilis, dorsal image of female, Costa Rica Setwing photo


Family: Libellulidae

Length: 33-50 mm in the genus


Seven species of Dythemis are found from the southern United States and West Indies to northern Chile and Argentina. This number may increase as new species are carved off from the old ones.

Dythemia species are found along lowland streams, or pools of those streams (Garrison, Ellenrieder, and Louton, 2006). 

Photo location: Naranjo, Costa Rica.

Setwing photograph from Costa Rica, female Dythemis cf. sterilis

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