Eastern Forktail damselfly (male)

The following photo shows a male Eastern Forktail damselfly (Ischnura verticalis) spotted along “Great Blue Heron Trail,” Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge, a 1,200 acre preserve located at Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Eastern Forktails are somewhat similar in appearance to Fragile Forktail damselfies (Ischnura posita).

Eastern Forktail damselfly (male)

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