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Photo#55908
Damselfly Male-like - Ischnura ramburii - female

Damselfly Male-like - Ischnura ramburii - Female
Sanford, Seminole County, Florida, USA
April 24, 2006

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Isen't this a female? Looks t
Isen't this a female? Looks to have an ovipositor to me. Could be a male-like female?
I'm not familare with that particular species tho.

 
Yes!
Oops! That does look like an ovipositor. And Sid Dunkle's Damselflies of Florida shows a photo of a male-like female form, dead ringer for this one. Thanks for catching that!

Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.
World Birding Center
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
joshua.rose_NO_SPAM@tpwd.state.tx.us
956-584-9156 x 236

Ischnura ramburii
With the yellow-sided abdomen, I would call this a Rambur's Forktail. Immature male; the markings on the head and thorax would be green in a mature male.

Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.
World Birding Center
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
joshua.rose_NO_SPAM@tpwd.state.tx.us
956-584-9156 x 236

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