Ischnura posita

(Fragile Forktail)

Ischnura posita is the most common and frequently encountered forktail in Alabama and Mississippi. It occurs throughout the area in a variety of habitats, including ponds, swamps, reservoirs, lakes, and slow moving streams. The species is often the earliest odonate to be on the wing, appearing as early as February in some years.

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Ischnura posita, male

ALABAMA, Perry County


Ischnura posita, male

ALABAMA, Perry County


Ischnura posita, female

ALABAMA, Calhoun County


Ischnura posita, nymph

ALABAMA, Bibb County