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Photo#54319
Rambur's Forktail - Ischnura ramburii - female

Rambur's Forktail - Ischnura ramburii - Female
the woodlands, north of Houston, Montgomery County, Texas, USA
May 28, 2006
Size: inch to an inch and 1/2
We found this near the man-made ditch I've talked about, on some grass, and we think it is a dancer damselfly. Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Interesting creature!
Please go out and try to capture some more images for BugGuide. We would expect a dancer to hold its wings higher, for the female to have a larger ovipositor, for it to land on something horizontal rather than vertical. That lead us to Enallagma or Ischnura, but we don't know any female Enallagma that would have such colors. So we're making a wild guess at newly emerged female Ischnura ramburii. There is a reasonably similar image here at Texas A&M. But more images from you would help significantly.

 
Good Call
Lam (1) shows an almost identical image (colour-wise) as a mature female.
Moved to species page.

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