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Scudderia curvicauda - male

Scudderia curvicauda - Male
Kunkletown, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 19, 2011
several of these were found in a fallow hayfield



Yes, this is a male Scudderia
I'll come back to it and try to figure out which species soon, though my initial gut reaction (which could be wrong) is that it is likely S. furcata (a very common and widespread species). If you have any other photos of this fellow, they could help to be more sure.

You may already know this part, but it is useful for anyone reading this to know. The most important part to show on a male Scudderia (in addition to seeing the whole insect) is the appendages at the end of the abdomen (from above, below, and from the side) is ideal; however, I realize that this isn't always easy to do with a living insect.

Moved from ID Request.

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