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Bear Swamp-Red Lion Preserve, Medford, New Jersey, United States (Google, OSM)
39.880827, -74.77827
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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.

Dec. 21, 2011 22:45:08 -0500
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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 3 years ago (Flag)
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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 almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Ah, excellent, thank you.

Posted by anita363 almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Narrow-winged Damselflies - Photo (c) Jerry Oldenettel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
anita363's ID: Narrow-winged Damselflies (Family Coenagrionidae)
anita363 would like some help identifying this

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