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Pacific forktail (Ischnura cervula)

The Pacific forktail (Ischnura cervula) is a common damselfly not only in California, but near aquatic sites throughout much of North America. The four pale blue spots atop the male's abdomen are diagnostic to this diminutive, but nonetheless attractive species.

Pacific forktail damselflies (Ischnura cervula), pair in mating wheel. Yolo County, CA.  Stock Photo ID=DAM0052
Pacific forktail (Ischnura cervula), pair in mating wheel. Yolo County, California.

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