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Black-fronted Forktail (male)

Ischnura denticollis

Description:

About 25 mm in body length, colored as shown. Note blue "tail" ring is reduced to spot on upper side of abdomen only; No dorsal stripes or spots on top of thorax, also unusual for forktails.

Habitat:

On rock beside backwater pond very close to the Arkansas River. Overall riparian corridor with cottonwood trees, cattails in pond.

Notes:

This represents a Fremont County record for the species, and an exceptionally late date as well.

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BugEric
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BugEric

Colorado, USA

Spotted on Oct 20, 2014
Submitted on Oct 24, 2014

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