Thursday, April 5, 2018

Tiny Forktail

The Tiny Forktail ranges from northern Mexico to northern South America. Abbott (2011) expects the species to be discovered in southern Texas. This odonate is perhaps the smallest damselfly in the Americas. As yet, official common names do to exist for neotropical dragonflies. In this blog, I have followed names suggested by Dennis Paulson.

By whatever name, this forktail is found in a variety of weedy wetlands. On 13 July 2017, this damselfly was common alongside the Laguna del Lagarto Lodge’s ponds. Due to their small size, photographing any forktail tends to be difficult. I finally sat at the lake shore until one flew up and landed on a nearby weed.

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