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Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
The Rambur's Forktail (Ischnura ramburii) is a damselfly of slow streams and quiet ponds and marshes in the southern U.S. The photo at right was a digital capture of a male near Bee Cave, Travis Co., Texas in June, 2003, and was shot with a Canon EOS 10D and EF 300 mm F/4 L IS lens with a 1.4 extender and 550 EX flash. The next photo shows a male Rambur's as it eats a prey item in Travis Co., Texas in June, 2003. That image was taken with the same camera as but with an EF 180mm F/3.5 Macro and 1.4X extender. The next shot shows an orange-form female Rambur's shot in Lee Co., Texas in September 2003 with the same equipment as the 1st photo.
The shot at right shows a male Rambur's Forktail in Brewster Co., Texas, in September, 2004.
The image here is a female Rambur's Forktail showing "male-like" color. This individual was shot in Brewster Co., Texas in September, 2004.
The pair of Rambur's Forktails in copula shown here were in the Nails Creek Unit of Lake Somerville State Park, Lee Co., Texas, in May, 2008. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and flash.
The next 2 shots of Rambur's Forktail were taken in Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona, in May, 2008, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender. The first image shows a typical male while the next image shows a female with male-like colors.
The next 2 shots show a nice female Rambur's Forktail which is colored like a male. These 2 shots were taken in Jasper Co., Texas, in May, 2009, with a Canon EOS 50D and an EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS land and 2X extender.
The female Rambur's Forktail shown here is carrying a load of mites on its thorax. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 50D and an EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in May, 2009.
The ability of a Rambur's Forktail to catch and feed on a variety of prey is shown by this orange-form female which has captured and is devouring a female Cream-tipped Swampdamsel. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash at Santa Ana N.W.R., Hidalgo Co., Texas, in May, 2009.
The female Rambur's Forktail shown here was at Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in September, 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.
The female Rambur's Forktail in this shot was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, on a cold November, 2010, morning. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The next two shots of a male Rambur's Forktail were taken along the edge of Lake Sam Rayburn, San Augustine Co., Texa, in April, 2011, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The male Rambur's Forktail on the right was at the Lometa Reservoir, Lampasas Co., Texas, in September, 2011. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
young female
Belterra,
Hays Co., Texas
19 September 2012
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
"male-like" female
Belterra,
Hays Co., Texas
19 September 2012
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
15 February 2013
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
13 April 2013
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
female - with male like coloration
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
13 April 2013
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
young female
with an Argia species as prey
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
20 April 2013
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
young female
with an Argia species as prey
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
20 April 2013
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
female - with male-like coloration
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
20 April 2013
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
female - with male-like coloration
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
20 April 2013

Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
female with prey
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
10 May 2013

Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
female - with male-like coloration
near the Gila River,
Yuma Co., Arizona
4 October 2013


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Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
male feeding on teneral
damselfly that has just emerged
from exuviae.
Gila River at
McPhaul Bridge,
Yuma Co., Arizona
4 October 2013


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-114.4215

Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
male feeding on teneral
damselfly that has just emerged
from exuviae.
Gila River at
McPhaul Bridge,
Yuma Co., Arizona
4 October 2013


32.7600
-114.4215

Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
male feeding on teneral
damselfly that has just emerged
from exuviae.
Gila River at
McPhaul Bridge,
Yuma Co., Arizona
4 October 2013


32.7600
-114.4215

Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
male feeding on teneral
damselfly that has just emerged
from exuviae.
Gila River at
McPhaul Bridge,
Yuma Co., Arizona
4 October 2013


32.7600
-114.4215

Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
orange form female,
near the Gila River,
Yuma Co., Arizona
4 October 2013


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Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
female - with male-like coloration
Frontera Audubon Sanctuary,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
23 February 2014
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
orange-form female
Frontera Audubon Sanctuary,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
23 February 2014
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
orange-form female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
14 August 2014
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
orange-form female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
14 August 2014
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
16 September 2014
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
pair in copula
Lakes Regional Park,
Ft. Myers,
Lee Co., Florida
8 October 2014
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
Andromorph female
female - with male-like coloration
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
26 November 2014
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
Andromorph female
female - with male-like coloration
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
23 March 2015
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
orange form female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
14 October 2015
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
Andromorph female
female - with male-like coloration
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
27 October 2015
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
Andromorph female
female - with male-like coloration
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
6 June 2016
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
22 July 2016
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
pair in copula
McFaddin N.W.R.,
Jefferson Co., Texas
2 October 2016
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
pair in copula
McFaddin N.W.R.,
Jefferson Co., Texas
2 October 2016
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
pair in copula
McFaddin N.W.R.,
Jefferson Co., Texas
2 October 2016
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
young female
McFaddin N.W.R.,
Jefferson Co., Texas
2 October 2016
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
young female
Dick Kleberg Park,
Kingsville,
Kleberg Co., Texas
18 July 2017
Rambur's Forktail
Ischnura ramburii
Dick Kleberg Park,
Kingsville,
Kleberg Co., Texas
18 July 2017