Citrine Forktail Ischnura hastata (Say, 1839)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Coenagrionidae   >   Genus Ischnura   

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The Citrine Forktail (Ischnura hastata) is a tiny damselfly often found in dense grassy vegetation bordering ponds or lakes, in marshes, or at seeps. Mature males are distinctively mostly lemon yellow on the abdomen. This species has the stigma of the forewing not in contact with the costal margin, a unique feature, but generally only visible in the hand. (Lam, 2004). This species is widespread and common in Maryland (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 437 records in the project database.

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A Citrine Forktail in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/10/2019). Photo by Robert Warren. (MBP list)

A male Citrine Forktail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/29/2009). Photo by Dave Czaplak. (MBP list)

Citrine Forktail in Kent Co., Maryland (7/23/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

Citrine Forktail in Kent Co., Maryland (6/24/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

Citrine Forktail in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/26/2022). (c) Jonathan Irons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

A late Citrine Forktail in Howard Co., Maryland (11/2/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A male Citrine Forktail in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/14/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A male Citrine Forktail in Howard Co., Maryland (7/29/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Citrine Forktail in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/3/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Citrine Forktail in Kent Co., Maryland (6/24/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

A female Citrine Forktail in Howard Co., Maryland (7/29/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Citrine Forktail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/28/2018). Photo by Lisa Shannon. (MBP list)

Citrine Forktail in Kent Co., Maryland (6/24/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

Citrine Forktail in Kent Co., Maryland (7/3/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

Citrine Forktail in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/17/2021). (c) Benjamin Schwartz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Benjamin Schwartz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Citrine Forktail in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/1/2020). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

An unmated female Citrine Forktail in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/3/2008). Per Richard, "once mated she will quickly turn a drab olive-black color." Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A female Citrine Forktail in Baltimore City, Maryland (5/21/2007). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A female Citrine Forktail in Horry Co., South Carolina (5/2/2012). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

Citrine Forktail in Calvert Co., Maryland (10/17/2021). (c) Jason Avery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

Citrine Forktail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/18/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Citrine Forktail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/20/2015). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A male Citrine Forktail found in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/3/2009). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Citrine Forktail in Kent Co., Maryland (10/15/2020). (c) pcowartrickmanphoto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Pamela Cowart-Rickman. (MBP list)

Citrine Forktail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/28/2012). (c) 116916927065934112165, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA). Photo by Matt Muir via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Citrine Forktail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/20/2021). (c) Even Dankowicz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Even Dankowicz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Citrine Forktail in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/12/2022). (c) Jason E. Avery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

A Citrine Forktail in Howard Co., Maryland (8/24/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Citrine Forktail in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/21/2017). Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)


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