Hetaerina

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Hetaerina
Hetaerina americana.jpg
American Rubyspot
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Calopterygidae
Genus: Hetaerina
Hagen in Selys, 1853
H. laesa, male
Southern Amazon, Brazil

Hetaerina is a genus of damselflies in the family Calopterygidae. They are commonly known as Rubyspots because of the deep red wing bases of the males.[1] The name is from Ancient Greek: ἑταίρα (hetaira), courtesan. H. rudis, the Guatemalan rubyspot, is considered vulnerable on the IUCN Red Data List.[2]

Taxonomy[edit]

The genus contains the following species:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hogue, Charles Leonard (1993). Latin American Insects and Entomology. University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-07849-7. [page needed]
  2. ^ a b von Ellenrieder, N. & Paulson, D. (2006). "Hetaerina rudis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 3 Oct 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "North American Odonata". University of Puget Sound. 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  5. ^ von Ellenrieder, N. (2007). "Hetaerina curvicauda". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 October 2010.