Sunday, June 7, 2009

LATE SPRING DAMSELS...1


Unsure I.D.




Unsure I.D.





Female (orange version) Eastern Forktail






Unsure I.D.







Male Fragile Forktail








I was quite surprised strolling on the damn of the pond when I gazed down and spotted this brilliant colored Eastern Red Damsel. This is a first timer for me on this damsel. It's considered uncommon to rare. According to my I.D. book (Dragonflies and Damselflies of Northeast Ohio - it can be purchased through the Cleveland Museum of Natural History), rare is in bold print. But experts state that "although considered to be uncommon, they can be exceptionally numerous when found." So far, I've only seen this one male.

Unsure I.D. on these last two photos








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2 comments:

Pseudothemis zonata said...

Good evening.
Red damselfly is beautiful. It is happiness of seeing splendid things.
I have met only once in Southeast Asia.
Red damselfly inhabits our country, but I do not yet meet them.

http://www.odonata.jp/03imago/Coenagrionidae/index.html

spookydragonfly said...

Hello Pseudothemis...It is a beautiful damsel, and up until this point, the only one that I have seen...still. I hope that you will come across the red damsel while on your walks.