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Eastern Forktail - Ischnura verticalis - male

Eastern Forktail - Ischnura verticalis - Male
Meadowood Recreation Area, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
August 19, 2009
This damselfly appears to me to be an male Eastern Forktail in all respects except the shoulder stripes, which look like the "exclamation mark" of the Fragile Forktail. I'm wondering if the experts have run across this before.

Moved from Forktails.

Eastern Forktail
The blue color on abdominal segments 8 and 9 leaves no doubt that your specimen is Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis). I believe I have seen one or two specimens with the divided antehumeral stripe.

I guess they don't read the guides.

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