Triacanthagyna ditzleri

Ditzler's Darner

Triacanthagyna ditzleri, Ditzler's darner, photo from Panama

Family: Aeshnidae


Genus Triacanthagyna was described by Edmond de Sélys Longchamps in 1883. It contains nine species distributed from Texas and South Carolina south to Uruguay and a small part of adjacent Argentina. The genus also occurs in the Antilles. This is a forest genus and nymphal development occurs in ephemeral pools and in water accumulated in bromeliads and other plants.

Photo date and location: Comarca indígina Emberá-Wounaan, Panama. 26 September 2019.

Determined by Dr. Dennis Paulson.