|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
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.
Thorax and dorsum of abdomen with extensive blue.
Wings with central area darkening with age, but tips remain clear.
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.