Damselfly/Dragonfly Fieldmark Details
Ischnura posita (Fragile Forktail) - male Place mouse over blue text to show highlights
Ischnura posita (Fragile Forktail)
Length 0.8-1.1 inches. The mature male Fragile Forktail is black with some green highlights. A distinctive feature is the green ‘exclamation point’ shoulder stripes.

The thorax is black on top with green shoulder stripes and green below. The distinctive feature is that the shoulder stripes are split into a long segment and a short segment. This is often referred to as the exclamation point.

The abdomen is all black with faint green rings.

April 2010, Julie J Metz Wetlands Bank, VA. Range throughout the Eastern US.