Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The male Desert Forktail has a greenish face and a blue-green thorax with a yellow shoulder stripe. Abdominal segments are black and orange, with the tip (segments 8-10) blue. Females are paler than males, but have similar markings.
Size: 27-35 mm (1.0-1.4 in)
Habitat: alkaline or saline streams
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, NM
Flight season: mid May to mid September
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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