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Desert Firetail

Telebasis salva

Desert Firetail, Telebasis salva, photo © by Mike Plagens

This male damsel fly was observed along the shore of Kearney Lake in Pinal County, Arizona, USA. June 2010.

Coenagrionidae -- Narrow-winged Damselfly Family

These delicate damselflies as adults generally do not wander far from the shores of shallow ponds and backwaters where the larval forms develope as predaceous aquatic insects. The female is brown rather than red.

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