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NM Forktail - Ischnura demorsa - male

NM Forktail - Ischnura demorsa - Male
Belen, Valencia County, New Mexico, USA
November 10, 2006
Appears to be either Desert (I. barberi) or Mexican (I. demorsa). Mexican's on the county list, but at 10 species, I'd guess that Desert is likely to be present and just not found due to lack of coverage. Probably not going not be identifiable from this shot.

Moved
Moved from Forktails. Just got back from seeing lots of barberi and this isn't one.

Can almost convince ourselves that
we see a black line on the side of segment 8 cutting back through the blue, indicating that this may indeed be demorsa. What would you like to do with this image? We would move it to Mexican.

 
probably right
If it wasn't the only Ischnura of any type in the guide from New Mexico I'd frass it without a second thought though. Almost an excuse for a trip back.

Been overly busy with other stuff lately and off to Texas in a week, but hopefully will have more time to spend some time going through the guide after that.

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