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) give the habitat as "margins of partially shaded or exposed ponds and canals."
These photos were taken near the Panama Canal, Gamboa, Panama.