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pterostigma

Eastern Pondhawk pterostigma - Erythemis simplicicollis - male Eastern Pondhawk pterostigma--detail - Erythemis simplicicollis - male Spangled Skimmer, male - Libellula cyanea - male Band-winged Meadowhawk - Sympetrum semicinctum - male Four-spotted Owlfly - Ululodes quadripunctatus - female Helophilus sp, Iowa, April - Helophilus fasciatus Large spotted Green Lacewing--pterostigma - Leucochrysa insularis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (P)
No Taxon pterostigma
Explanation of Names
From Greek ptero, a wing, and stigma, a mark.
Identification
pterostigma noun - The name given to the second costal cell of the wing when it is opaque. Sometimes simply called stigma, though this is imprecise. Often prominent in Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies).
See Also
Internet References
Wikipedia: Pterostigma