Cora marina

 
Common Name:
N/A
Odonata
Order:
Odonata
Suborder:
Zygoptera
Family:
Polythoridae
Genus:
Cora
Species:
C. marina
Species Description
Polythoridae is a family of damselflies. No species in this family has a common name. They're found in New World tropics. The family contains 58 species. It's a rather small family damselflies and isn't one of the most recognized of families. The genus Cora contains 22 species, making it the largest genus in the family Polythoridae. Cora reaches its highest diversity in northern South America, with only six species reported from Central America, most of them only from Costa Rica and Panama.

Cora marina (Selys, 1868) is a species widespread from Mexico south to Colombia and Venezuela. It is native to Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela. 

The species is a large size damselfly, the body length around 45 - 48 mm, the male has abdomen length 34 mm, the female abdomen length 31 mm, hindwing length 29mm. 

Male identification: 
    -   Thorax and dorsum of abdomen with extensive blue. 
    -   Wings with central area darkening with age, but tips remain clear. 

Female identification: 
    -   Dorsum of abdominal segments 2-7 mostly pale orange-brown. 
    -   Pale postocular spots present. 

Winth its range, this is a widespread and common species. IUCN Red List accessed as Least Concern.
 
 

Reference:
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/158975/0
http://efg.cs.umb.edu/monteverde/Ode/OdeIntro.html 



 

 

The Species on Stamps
El Salvador
1985.12.09

 

 


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