Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
Fragile Forktail males and young females are easily recognized by their small size and shoulder stripes which are broken into a pair of dots and dashes, like two exclamation marks. The male is yellow-green marked with black. Young females are brown but become pruinose gray with maturity.
Size: 21-29 mm (0.8-1.1 in)
Habitat: ponds, marshes and slow streams in thick vegetation
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, ND, MO, IA, MN
Flight season: late June to mid July
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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