Saturday, August 1, 2009

Damselfly: Fragile Forktail (Ischnura posita)

I was standing waiting at the edge of the pond by the creek for a dragonfly to return to its favorite branch when I noticed movement down near the waters’ edge. It was the white stripes that had grabbed my attention and let me track down what it was. It stayed on this stem for quite some time before it flew off. But it was a treat to see and be able to photograph it.

I’ve never seen this damselfly before, probably because I don’t spend a lot of time by the pond. Too many mosquitoes…

Identification resources:
- BugGuide: Fragile Forktail (Ischnura posita)
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