Canyon Rubyspot

Hetaerina vulnerata

Canyon Rubyspot, Hetaerina vulnerata, photo © by Mike Plagens

Observed along Sycamore Creek, Pine Mountain Wilderness, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA. 19 Sept. 2015.

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Coenagrionidae -- Narrow-winged Damselfly Family

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