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Fragile forktail (female)

Ischnura posita


Spotted this dusky purplish damselfly with green eyes bending (perhaps laying her eggs?) and then catching a hopper for a snack. There was a male fragile forktail nearby--they are green and black. The males and females have similar eye color.


Spotted alongside the Nine Mile Run stream in a swampy meadow.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 29, 2012
Submitted on Aug 7, 2012

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