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Citrine Forktail

Ischnura hastata

Description:

Thank you Riften for the ID!

Habitat:

A huge field with several ponds.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Riften
Riften 9 years ago
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata Citrine Forktail


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8 Comments

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 9 years ago

You're right! I'll go ahead and change the ID :D

Riften
Riften 9 years ago

I found it! I believe it's a Citrine Forktail. If you search it on Google Images you can clearly see the similarity!

Riften
Riften 9 years ago

No problem! I hope you'll find what you're looking for.

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 9 years ago

Thanks, I'll have to look into it.

Riften
Riften 9 years ago

It might be an Orange Bluet, and the green color may actually be the green leaf reflecting its light onto its yellow skin. It may be a younger damesfly so it may not have yet matured into its final form. It's just a suggestion though, although it's the only damesfly I know which has yellowish skin on the bottom and darker skin on the top.

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 9 years ago

It's okay! I wouldn't have even been able to get it that far lol!

Riften
Riften 9 years ago

You're right! I apologize. Dragonflies and damesflies aren't my area of expertise. I'll keep a lookout for any more possible suggestions.

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 9 years ago

Thank you for your suggestion. Although, I don't think it is this species, because it does not have that blue patch on the end of the abdomen, and the abdomen is more of a yellowish color.

Jack Settle
Spotted by
Jack Settle

Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Jul 4, 2013
Submitted on Jul 5, 2013

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