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Rubyspot sp - Hetaerina vulnerata

Rubyspot sp - Hetaerina vulnerata
E. Fork Turkey Crk, Chiricahua Mts., Cochise County, Arizona, USA
How can you tell the difference between American and Canyon Rubyspots?

Moved from Damselflies.

Canyon Rubyspot
This looks like Canyon Rubyspot (Hetaerina vulnerata). It has a very dull abdomen, lacks a pterostigma, and the cerci seems to have the right lateral-view shape. Check out:

Thanks Nick -
I appreciate the information and links.

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