Micrathyria sp.

Tropical Dasher

Micrathyria sp., photo from Lake Yojoa, Honduras (Dasher)



Family: Libellulidae

Subfamily: Brachydiplacinae

Length: 24 - 41 mm in genus


Micrathyria dragonflies have a pale face and turquoise eyes. The eye color fades in pinned specimens. Examination of the wing venation is required to separate members of the genus Micrathyria from related genera.

This is not a riverine genus; look for these dragons in ponds, lakes, oxbows, canals, and even saline marshes. Females are often found well away from water.

Photo location: Lago de Yojoa, Honduras. 

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