Male. Main photo is a telephoto shot as I first approached. The others are macro shots as I was able to get closer.
Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas.
This was quite small for this species (maybe 2/3 the normal size), and it didn't strike me as being this species in the field. But it seems that it is the best match.
Dolan Falls Preserve is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is not open to the public. Access is through special permission only. The preserve is adjacent to Devil's River State Natural Area, which is open to the public on a restricted schedule.
Went down to TPWD Headquarters to meet with some folks and drop off the work computer. On the way back up, I filled up for gas at Salado and noticed this really nice creek! So, I had to make a little extended stop to explore. :)
Joined Sam, Rachel and Kim to do a little survey of this cool wetland area at request of the HOA. Hopefully they can convince the city to keep it natural.
Originally thought this might be Black Setwing.
This morning, Rachel and I went to meet with Jake from Saratoga HOA to discuss this park. Brent and Kim helped us document some of the biodiversity here as well. Lots of potential for this wetland! Hopefully it will be maintained as natural. :)