This species has long superior appendages that bend inwards towards the apex and are slightly expanded, but the epiproct is short and hooked upwards towards the posterior end. The face is ochre, with an indistinct dark spot on the postfrons that does not form a real T-spot. The eyes are also largely ochre in colour. The thorax is green with reddish lines over the sutures. The wings are pale brownish enfumed, but with dark brown along the subcosta becoming less distinct after the first 6-7 cells or so. Asahina actually describes the thorax as mainly dark reddish brown and the face as reddish brown. Maybe he worked with faded specimens?
|The beautiful monster: Heliaeschna crassa. Note the largely ochre eyes.|
|And the ochre face, for that matter|
|Positrons with dark vague diamond|
|Appendages in lateral view, with hooked epiproct.|
|In dorsal view. Sadly the right appendage was damaged|