Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

 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.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.