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Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
The Citrine Forktail (Ischnura hastata) is a tiny damselfly of grassy, wet areas. This is really a tiny creature and care must be used to see it as it easily escapes notice. It often flies very slowly among grass stems where it can seem to vanish before your eyes. The species occurs throughout the southern and eastern areas of the U.S. as well as parts of the southwest to California. The photos here, of a male (green with yellow abdomen) and female (pale orange) were digital captures in the Angelina National Forest, Angelina Co., Texas in May 2003 and were shot with a Canon EOS 10D and EF 300 mm F4 L IS lens with a 1.4 extender and 550 EX flash.
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
male
Murphy Ranch
ca 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
6 October 2014
The male Citrine Forktail shown here and the female just below were at Pena Blanca Lake, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, in May, 2008. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The male Citrine Forktail shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in February, 2009. This image was taken with the same gear as the above two shots.
The male Citrine Forktail shown here, and the 2 shots of females just below, were in the Angelina National Forest, Jasper Co., Texas, in June, 2009. This shot, and the next 2 below, were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 l IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The image shown here shows a young female Citrine Forktail.
The adult female shown here is depositing eggs into vegetation on the surface of a pond.
The male Citrine Forktail shown here was in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio in July, 2009. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
female
Belterra,
Hays Co., Texas
5 April 2013
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
male
Belterra,
Hays Co., Texas
5 April 2013
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
male
Gus Engling W.M.A.,
Anderson Co., Texas
9 June 2013
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
female
Murphy Ranch
ca 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
6 October 2014
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
male
Murphy Ranch
ca 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
6 October 2014
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
male
Mike Murphy Ranch,
ca 7 miles W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
20 October 2014
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
male
near Boykin Springs,
Jasper Co., Texas
31 March 2015
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
female
Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area,
Kisatchie National Forest,
Natchitoches Parish,
Louisiana
2 April 2015
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
male with spider
Forest Road 249,
near Woodworth,
Rapides Parish,
Louisiana
2 April 2015
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
young female
Charro Ranch Park,
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
17 June 2015
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
female
Yett Creek Park,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
16 July 2015
Lat 30.429596, Lon -97.737002
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
24 July 2015
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
25 February 2016
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
male
Dripping Springs Ranch Park,
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
7 June 2016
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
male
near Higgins,
Lipscomb Co., Texas
14 June 2016
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
male
Murphy Ranch,
ca. 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
16 September 2016
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
male
Dripping Springs Ranch Park,
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
15 April 2017
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
young female
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
25 June 2017
Citrine Forktail
Ischnura hastata
male
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
25 June 2017