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Is this a Desert Firetail? - Telebasis byersi - male

Is this a Desert Firetail? - Telebasis byersi - Male
Wacissia River, Jefferson County, Florida, USA
September 10, 2010
First time I ever saw one of these guys. I was floating down the Wacissia River taking pix of birds when I saw this guy on a plant leaf. Seems strange to me that a "Desert Firetail" would be on a river, but what do I know.

Moved
Moved from Damselflies.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

May Be A Duckweed Firetail
This may be a Duckweed Firetail, but it is still not where it should be.

damsel
neither this site nor Odonata Central has any records of Desert Firetail in Florida.

 
bigger pix
I was in a kayak going down the Wacissia River, maybe 1/2 mile from the head springs when I went into a small cove to try and capture images of a Belted Kingfisher. As I was floating very close to the bank I saw this little guy on the leaf and captured the image. I have minimal knowledge of insects and was not using my normal macro setup. Since this was my first time in my new kayak (normally I use a pontoon boat for this type of photography) I only had a single camera and lens, a Canon 7d and a Canon 100-400. I know this is not the best image quality; but here is a link to the same image with somewhat better image quality.

http://upload.pbase.com/image/128321515/original

Just as an aside, earlier in the day I captured some images of a pair of Wood Storks; something I normally do not see till much later on in the year.

I will be going back to the same area next week and will bring along my macro lens and hopefully get more images.

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