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Fragile Forktail

Ischnura posita

Description:

Damselfly with pale shoulder stripes that resemble exclamation points—true of both sexes. Males (like this spotting) are yellow, yellow-green, or green. Young females are light blue. Older females are dark pruinose blue. Size is 21-29 mm.

Habitat:

Range is Eastern U.S. and far Eastern Canada. Primarily ponds and temporary pools; sometimes small streams and other relatively placid bodies of water. This one was observed at the constructed wetlands at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park near Augusta (Richmond County), GA.

Notes:

Food is tiny insects.

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KenCheeks
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KenCheeks

Augusta, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Apr 5, 2014
Submitted on Jan 11, 2015

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