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5 oct. 2013

Finding Forktails

The Rambur's  Forktail, Ischnura ramburii,  is one of the most widespread damselflies found around Florida. They are present all year near wetlands.

male Rambur's Forktail

blue Male-like female Rambur's Forktail

The females have multiple color forms, including blue and green male-like forms, an orange form, and an olive green form.

Orange-form female Rambur's Forktail

Over the past two months I've seen numerous mating pairs near the local pond I visit. This mating male was observed to have some a small amount parasites.

5 commentaires:

  1. Hi Tammy! Very beautiful series! This dragonfly is very close to Ishnura elegans which we find in Europe, with also females of various colors! Best Regards, M.

  2. Brilliant, Tammy!
    All Ishnura females seem to come in very different colours!
    Interesting to see it is the same on your side of the ocean! The orange variation is stunning, we also get a similar colour with Ishnura pumilio. Males are lucky guys and can choose a female to their liking! LOL!
    Can't wait to see your Halloween pennant here! ;-)

  3. Une très belle série, et comme le dit Noushka, la femelle orangée n'est pas sans rappeler notre I pumilio

  4. Great shots Tammy, lovely depth of perspective in them.

  5. Beautiful color for the female ! very very beautiful !
    +1 for this species in our blog, Thank you Tammy !


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