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Wahnesia saltator (Lieftinck)

Dancing Flat-winged Damselfly (Wahnesia saltator)

The Dancing Flat-winged Damselfly was described in 1956, it is apparently restricted to the Milne Bay Province in eastern New Guinea, where it apparently had been collected at elevations of about 1550 m.

The species’ hindwings reach lenghts of about 2,9 to 3,1 cm; it is said to be easily recognisable based on the extreme expansion of the tip of its abdomen.


The name of this species appears in listings of extinct species and is thus also mentioned here.



[1] Vincent Kalkman; Albert Orr: Field Guide to the damselflies of New Guinea


edited: 06.11.2020