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Damselfly - Lestes alacer

Damselfly - Lestes alacer
Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 1, 2010
A forktail, perhaps?

Moved from ID Request.

In my opinion - Lestes alacer
See Martin Reid - Lestes alacer

The only other possible members, in the southern AZ area, of the Lestidae are both of the Archilestes spp. - grandis and californicus.
Both of these species have pale stripes on the sides of the thorax rather than a pale antehumeral stripe with a dark stripe below it.
The most similar species to yours is Lestes disjunctus which is not found in southern AZ.
See Range Map - Lestes disjunctus

That wasn't even on my radar, especially given it didn't "pose" in the characteristic manner for spreadwings. Interesting! Thank you.

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