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Damselfly - maybe a Ruby Spot? - Ischnura ramburii - female

Damselfly - maybe a Ruby Spot? - Ischnura ramburii - Female
Seminole, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
July 26, 2006
Size: about 2"
Not really sure what this damselfly is. I'm thinking Ruby Spot, but it looks a little drab for that.
Any suggestions?

Immature
Looks like an immature female Forktail. Not sure what species are most common in your area, but Rambaur's Forktail is probably a possibility.

 
Rambur's Forktail
Just submitted what I think is a male Rambur's to ID Request:
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Does it seem like it's a Rambur's to you also?

 
Rambur's very common here.
Immature since the color is less pronounced?
Thanks for the input.

 
Yes
With this additional input I think we can be pretty confident this is a Rambaur's.

On the various colorations, it helps to have a good book like Ed Lam's Damselflies of the Northeast (although Florida isn't in his coverage area, many species would be the same).

Lam shows four colorations for Rambaur's, and the orange one is the immature female.

 
OK, I'm buying it!
Thanks for your help.
Should I move it to the guide page?

 
Yes
Yes, I think you should move it. As always, if folks in the future want to discuss the ID further, they can, and in the meantime people interested in damselflies are more likely to find it if it is on a damselfly page.

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