Damselfly/Dragonfly Fieldmark Details
Ischnura verticalis (Eastern Forktail) - male Place mouse over blue text to show highlights
Ischnura verticalis (Eastern Forktail)
Length 0.8-1.3 inches. The mature male Eastern Forktail is green and black with an unbroken shoulder stripe. Segments 8-9 are blue with black marks on the side.

The eyes are black on top and green below. It has small green eye spots.

The thorax is black on top and green below. It has green, unbroken shoulder stripes.

The abdomen is dark except for segments 8 and 9 which are all blue on top but have squarish black dots on the side.

July 2009 - Occoquan Regional Park, VA. Range througout Eastern and Midwest US.