COENAGRIONIDAE,

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 73

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4628.1.1

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scientific name

COENAGRIONIDAE
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COENAGRIONIDAE  “Pseudostigmatinae” (Tillyard, 1917)

The pseudostigmatines are the largest damselflies on earth. Seeing them fly in a tropical forest is a surreal experience; their long slender bodies and huge colorfully-tipped wings instill wonder and fascination for the beauty of nature and insects.The adults glean small spiders from webs; nymph development takes place entirely in phytotelmata. No single reference adequately covers the identification of all the species; for generic determination and references to species, see Garrison et al. (2010).