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Photo#490012
damselfly - Enallagma pollutum

damselfly - Enallagma pollutum
Pinellas County, Florida, USA
February 9, 2011
Size: 1.3 inch
ID on damsel? Is the prey an antlion??? owlfly????

Moved
Moved from Damselflies.

I think Enallagma pollutum
The cerci are short for Enallagma signatum. Looks more like Enallagma pollutum, and it's in the right place for that.

 
I'll buy that
They do look pretty short for signatum.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Cerci?
Could you add a closer crop of the cerci at the tip of the abdomen?

Damsel - how about Enallagma signatum?

?
not seeing a prey item here, can you point it out?

 
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Hi Molly, whatever it is - is on the other side of the damsels body. I could see it dangling better when it was flying. Here's a more closely cropped shot of the only part visible. It looks like an abdomen to me.

 
Looks like it might be
a deformed wing?

 
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that could be it!

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