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Pond Damselfly -5-10-09 - Ischnura hastata - female

Pond Damselfly -5-10-09 - Ischnura hastata - Female
Cass County, Texas, USA
May 10, 2009
Size: 1"
I think this is the same species as the one I posted immediately before this one.


Moved from Damselflies.

I don't know what species, bu
I don't know what species, but maybe someone else does. This individual is a teneral, meaning it has just recently emerged as an adult from the nymph stage and hasn't hardened or developed its adult colors yet. In addition, the little structures below the last few abdominal segments indicate that it is a female, which also makes it harder to identify.

Thank you
for the info. I had noticed that it seemed less than willing to fly very far and seemed unfamiliar with that endeavor, lol. Being newly emerged would explain that.


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