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Tiny Zygopteran - Ischnura hastata - male

Tiny Zygopteran - Ischnura hastata - Male
Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery, Charles City County, Virginia, USA
June 19, 2008
Size: 10-15mm
This almost thread-like zygopteran was a bit flighty, so this is as close as I could get. The coloration on this individual is pretty striking despite its small size.

Nice - another easy one!
We like these we don't have to work so hard on! Male, Ischnura hastata. You may want to crop the image some if you have that capability so the animal will be visible in the thumbnail. Only you and a handful of editors can see it at the full 1500 pixel size you posted. Everyone else is limited to 560.

I cropped it, and thanks for the quick ID! I'm glad to give you an easy one when I have (almost) no idea what it is!

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