Medium
Photo © Anita, some rights reserved
Bear Swamp-Red Lion Preserv... (Google, OSM) Details Hide details

Description

Need ID -- anyone know? The only specimen I saw. Fairly small (~2.5 cm long?) Near roadside ditch in swamp/pine barrens border habitat.

Rambur Forktail (Ischnura ramburii) has similar pattern on the end of the abdomen, but not more proximally; however, greenish thorax looks good. Perhaps Pine Barrens Bluet (Enallagma recurvatum)? Abdominal pattern looks exactly right, including the black lateral mark on S8, except that S9 is dark rather than light. However, this is a bit past recorded flight season (5/8-6/27). New England Bluet is similar, but range & habitat are wrong.

Logo eee 15px

Comments & Identifications

Thumb
Narrow-winged Damselflies - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
anita363's ID: Narrow-winged Damselflies (Family Coenagrionidae)
Posted by anita363 almost 5 years ago (Flag)
Thumb

I think it is an Argia (Dancer) instead of Enallagma or Ischnura, because of the way the wings are held up above the abdomen. But, a teneral female like this is tough.

Posted by greglasley about 4 years ago (Flag)
Thumb

Ah, excellent, thank you.

Posted by anita363 about 4 years ago (Flag)
Thumb
Narrow-winged Damselflies - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
jimjohnson's ID: Narrow-winged Damselflies (Family Coenagrionidae)
Posted by jimjohnson about 2 years ago (Flag)
Sign in or Sign up to add comments
Sign in or Sign up to add identifications
Narrow-winged Damselflies - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
anita363's ID: Narrow-winged Damselflies (Family Coenagrionidae)
Narrow-winged Damselflies - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Narrow-winged Damselflies (Family Coenagrionidae)
About
jimjohnson 1 person agrees
Logo eee 15px
Logo eee 15px
Logo eee 15px

Data Quality Assessment

Needs ID
Details Hide details
Logo eee 15px
Observation © Anita
Cc by nc sa small some rights reserved
Pin it button
Member of the iNaturalist Network   |   Powered by iNaturalist open source software