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Ischnura cervula - female

Ischnura cervula - Female
Oso Flaco Lake, Oso Flaco Dunes Preserve, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
March 30, 2009
Immature female.

Thanks for the confirmation on the orange cervula.
That was confusing. Do you know this species well enough to separate them from denticollis? We moved a number of images temporarily to a page thinking there were both cervula and denticollis present, but we couldn't separate them. It would be great to get them in the correct place and delete that temporary page if we could. Just click on taxonomy here and you should see the page. Let us know what you think and if we can help in any way. Thanks.

I was going to send Ron a message -
I noticed that dark female on the Orange County website. My first thought was 'probably denticollis'.
Mature females without blue on the abdomen can be separated if one can see enough of the prothorax. I. denticollis has two small horn-like projections on the prothorax. This is visible when enlarging a couple of Ron's photos. I'll go there now...
P.S. Well, I thought it was, but when enlarging the photos there could also be a couple of tufts of hair, which would mean cervula.
Perhaps we can think of some other character...

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