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Species Ischnura perparva - Western Forktail

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Zygoptera (Damselflies)
Family Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged Damselflies)
Genus Ischnura (Forktails)
Species perparva (Western Forktail)
Size
22-30 mm
Identification
blue on segments 8-9/10 only -- black stripes on sides of segments 8-10
See California Dragonflies and Damselflies or Dennis Paulson (1)

Males:


Orange females, orange on 2, 3, and 4:


Mature females:
Range
Western half of the US
Habitat
Marshy edges of lakes, ponds, and slow streams
Season
May through October
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dragonflies of Washington
Dennis Paulson. 1999. Seattle Audubon Society.