Anatya guttata

Common Blue-eye

Anatya guttata, Common Blue-eye photo from Panama

Family: Libellulidae

Length: 30 - 40 mm in the genus


The dragonfly shown here corresponds to the description of Anatya normalis, but recent publications have synonymized A. normalis with A. guttata. A. normalis was described as having shorter cerci than A. guttata.

Currently the genus is considered to have two species, both Neotropical:  Anatya guttata and A. januaria. The genus ranges from Mexico to Bolivia and Paraguay.

Garrison, Ellenrieder, and Louton (2006) gave the habitat of Anatya spp. as "margins of partially shaded or exposed ponds and canals."

A female is shown in the bottom photo on this page.

Photo data: 12 March 2011 (top three photos); 19 September 2019 (bottom photo). All: Gamboa, Colón, Panama.

Anatya guttata, Skimmer dragonfly image from Panama
Anatya normalis (=Anatya guttata) photo from Gamboa, Panama
Anatya guttata female, Panama photo