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      Whatbird Forums Rules   01/08/17

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Fancy    4993

Found this a couple weeks ago in Vancouver, BC. 

It was in some bushes at the edge of a pond, where I'd seen some larger damsels before but hadn't payed close attention to them. This one landed quite close and I realized it wasn't the normal forktail or bluet. Unfortunately I only had my phone with me, so the shot isn't great, but if needed I could go back and see if I can refind one with the camera. 

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Thanks!

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jdeitsch    7795

Spotted, Northern, Lyre-tipped, and Emerald are the choices in your area I believe. A close shot of the appendages would probably help ID this for sure, but it looks rather like the Lyre-tipped pictured in my field guide. 

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psweet    7820

The very short paraprocts in the appendages indicate Spotted. Lyre-tipped have very long ones that come together and then diverge, a very distinctive shape.

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Fancy    4993

Thank you both! I had meant to look at OdonataCentral to find the expected species, but I forgot to do that. My first spreadwing. 

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