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Eastern Forktail (Immature Female)- Ischnura verticalis I found this gorgeous, little damselfly stuck in plant - it was dead. I&#039;m not sure why it died, but dead it certainly was. Immature females have a bright orange thorax with black dorsal and shoulder stripes; abdomen orange at base and black above. She was about 2 - 2.5 cm long.<br />
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Habitat: Rural garden<br />
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Habitat: Rural garden<br />
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Eastern Forktail (Immature Female)- Ischnura verticalis

I found this gorgeous, little damselfly stuck in plant - it was dead. I'm not sure why it died, but dead it certainly was. Immature females have a bright orange thorax with black dorsal and shoulder stripes; abdomen orange at base and black above. She was about 2 - 2.5 cm long.

Habitat: Rural garden

Eastern Forktail (Immature Female)- Ischnura verticalis I found this gorgeous, little damselfly stuck in plant - it was dead. I'm not sure why it died, but dead it certainly was. Immature females have a bright orange thorax with black dorsal and shoulder stripes; abdomen orange at base and black above. She was about 2 - 2.5 cm long.<br />
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Habitat: Rural garden<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70423/eastern_forktail_immature_female-_ischnura_verticalis.html Eastern Forktail,Geotagged,Ischnura verticalis,Summer,United States,damselfly

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The Eastern Forktail is a member of the damselfly family Coenagrionidae. The males are yellow-green with blue on the top of the eighth and ninth abdominal segments. The females may be orange, or less commonly yellow-green like the male. Flies from late June to early October.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Dec 6, 2018. Captured Aug 19, 2018 08:07 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm