Fragile Forktail Damselfly – 6/7/11
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 6/7/11
Observation Time: 5:50 p.m.
Observation Location: Gavins Pond Dam
Common Name: Fragile Forktail Damselfly
Scientific Name: Ischnura posita
Comments: Fragile forktail damselflies are common in Massachusetts wetlands. This one is shown perched on a purple loosestrife leaf that had been chewed by Galerucella beetle larvae, which were introduced by the Neponset River Watershed Association to control invasive exotic purple loosestrife.
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