Saturday, June 18, 2016

Damselflies, dragonflies, butterflies and one beetle

Some of my identifications below should have I think or at least a question mark included in the naming.  Happy to have any corrections or disagreements.  

Male Familiar bluet (Enallagma civile), Rouge River channel, Dearborn

Female Eastern forktail (Ischnura verticalis), Rouge River channel

Fragile forktail (Ischnura posita), Rouge River channel

Immature heteromorph** female Eastern forktail, Rouge River channel

Above and below:  Male Eastern forktail (Ischnura verticalis), Rouge River channel

Little wood-satyr (Megisto cymela), Rouge River channel

Northern crescent (Phyciodes cocyta), Rouge River channel

Female common whitetail (Libellula lydia), Hickory Glen Park, Commerce Township

 Silver-spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus), Hickory Glen Park

Ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata), Hickory Glen Park

Female chalk-fronted corporal (Libellula julia), Hickory Glen Park

Six-spotted tiger beetle (Cicindela sexguttata), Hickory Glen Park

Immature male common whitetail (Libellula lydia), Hickory Glen Park

Female common whitetail, Hickory Glen Park

* Andromorph:  An organism with male physical characteristics; male mimic.

** Heteromorphic:  Having different forms at different periods of the life cycle, as in stages of insect metamorphosis.

1 comment:

Julie Craves said...

Cathy -- great shots! Your 2nd photo is actually a female forktail. The 3rd is not an Eastern Forktail, but a Fragile Forktail (note the broken stripe, like an exclamation point). I see blue ones occasionally.