Location: Jacksonville FL
April 5, 2011 1:32 pm
Hello again Bugman!! Could you perhaps tell me if this is a dragonfly or maybe a damselfly? Very cool colors on it! I can’t tell you how much I love what you are doing here. I reference this website all the time! :}
Thanks for you continued efforts!
This is a Damselfly, not a Dragonfly. We have to confess that trying to identify Damselflies to the species level is a challenge for us. We believe this is a Narrow Winged Damselfly in the family Coenagrionidae and possibly one of the Bluets in the genus Enallagma which is well represented on BugGuide. The green coloration on the fore part of the body and the singly turquoise abdominal ring would seem to be distinguishing features, but we cannot seem to find a match on BugGuide. We did find a matching image online, but it is not identified. Perhaps one of our readers will eventually write in with a species identification.