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Photo#123007
Orange damselfly--forktail or ?? - Ischnura hastata

Orange damselfly--forktail or ?? - Ischnura hastata
Williamson County, Texas, USA
May 14, 2007
This damsel chose vertical perch sites and perched at a steep angle, as in this image. It was shy and hard to get close to. It has been IDed elsewhere as a female Rambur's Forktail, but the orange form of those is supposed to be red-orange on the thorax, and this individual was a clear golden yellow-orange. Also, unless I'm misreading the book, this individual just does not fit the description--the abdomen was mostly yellow-orange, not dark, and the markings on the top of the thorax don't seem to fit. I wondered if it was an Orange Bluet, but it didn't seem to fit that description, either.

Moved
Moved from Forktails.

Moved
Moved from Damselflies.

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