Diceratobasis macrogaster

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Diceratobasis macrogaster
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Diceratobasis
Species: D. macrogaster
Binomial name
Diceratobasis macrogaster
(Selys in Sagra, 1857)

Diceratobasis macrogaster is a species of damselfly in the family Coenagrionidae endemic to Jamaica. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

Unlike most damselflies, the larvae of D. macrogaster live in pools which form in the leaves of bromeliads.[2]


  1. ^ a b von Ellenrieder, N. & Paulson, D. 2005. Diceratobasis macrogaster. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 9 August 2007.
  2. ^ "Pineapple Dreams", The Wild Side, Olivia Judson, The New York Times, March 18, 2008