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Ischnura

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Ischnura
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Odonate
Family  Coenagrionidae
Higher classification  Coenagrionidae
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Blue‑tailed damselfly, Scarce blue‑tailed damselfly, Citrine forktail, Ischnura posita, Ischnura aurora

Ischnura is a genus of damselflies known as forktails in the family Coenagrionidae. Forktails are distributed worldwide, including various oceanic islands. The males have a forked projection at the tip of the abdomen which gives the group their common name.

Contents

Ischnura Ischnura elegans

Characteristics

Ischnura Photos of the damselfly Ischnura denticollis Blackfronted Forktail

Forktails are small or very small damselflies. The compound eyes of mature individuals have a dark upper region and contrasting lower part. The thorax is often green and may have lateral stripes and the abdomen in males is black with a blue tip. Females of some species are polymorphic, some being orangish and darkening with age, while others resemble the male.

Species

The genus includes the following species:

Ischnura Ischnura senegalensis Wikipedia
Ischnura Damselflies Ischnura aurora

References

Ischnura Wikipedia


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