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 Eastern Forktail - Ischnura verticalis - male

Eastern Forktail - Ischnura verticalis - Male
Merrimack, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
June 7, 2009
Size: ~1 1/4 in.
This is the most common species in my backyard.
Just today I saw a huge damselfly, 2 inches long, with wings out horizontal. Its abdomen was extremely long, and it was metallic orange on thorax which blended into green on abdomen. I went back for my net, and it was gone when I returned. I was hitting myself for not getting a picture of it, because I was holding my camera when I saw it!

Also check out
Archilestes grandis - Great Spreadwing in the guide here

Ischnura verticalis - Eastern Forktail (male)

i'm moving it now.

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