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Rambur's Forktail - Ischnura ramburii - female

Rambur's Forktail - Ischnura ramburii - Female
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA
March 26, 2015
Right when I went to photograph this beauty, it zoomed over and attacked this other damselfly.
Not until I uploaded my photos to my computer did I realize there was also a tiny fly hanging around the same blade of grass
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhutxLKCgMw

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Rambur's Forktail - Ischnura ramburii - female Rambur's Forktail - Ischnura ramburii - female Rambur's Forktail - Ischnura ramburii - female Rambur's Forktail - Ischnura ramburii - female

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Masumi, I think you may be correct, but let's see what an expert has to say. BTE great series. Not everyday you get an opportunity to witness something like this. This is indeed a first for me.
Z

 
Thank you!
I felt so lucky to have witnessed it!

Wow!
I know next to nothing about IDing odes, but I just want to say that I love this series. The victim looks horrified! I'm amazed that such skinny creatures can fit so much food into their systems at a time; did the orange one finish the whole thing?

 
Not sure
It took quite a while to eat the small amount that I saw it eat, and it didn't actually eat the head; it fell off after a while of it chewing on its neck. After I got too close, it moved with its prey a few feet away so I took the hint and left it alone to finish its meal.

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