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Pin-tailed pondhawk dragonfly? - Erythemis plebeja - male

Pin-tailed pondhawk dragonfly? - Erythemis plebeja - Male
Santa Ana NWR, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
October 22, 2014
Any help with identifying this dragonfly will be much appreciated.
Later. Just now I was looking through Abbott's Texas Dragonflies --for another dragon--and I think I found this species, Erythemis plebeja. I checked on BugGuide and #1020010, female Pin-tailed pondhawk, is very similar? Maybe a female or juvenile male as in Abbott's book?

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it's a male, whatever it is
If you have Abbott's book you've got the same reference I'd have to look through to i.d. it.

 
male
Thanks for identifying the sex. We thought the appendage looked male. The image of the Pin-tailed Pondhawk in Abbott, 51c, is of a young male.

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