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Eastern Forktail

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park; WMA - Wildlife Management Area.

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Species common name
Scientific name
Length (in inches; M and F if different) Flight season
Relative abundance
Habitat.


Eastern Forktail
Ischnura verticalis
M: 0.8-1.3" F: 1.0-1.3" 8 Apr — 30 Oct
Abundant
Habitat: Widespread on ponds and slow-moving streams w/ abundant emergent vegetation. Adults perch in the shelter of shoreline vegetation or on floating plants. Open sunny areas.
Eastern Forktail (M)

Male
April 19, 2014
Font Hill Park
Bonnie Ott

Eastern Forktail (M)

Male
May 14, 2007
Centennial Park
June Tveekrem

Eastern Forktail (M)

Male
September 9, 2012
Font Hill Park
Bonnie Ott

Eastern Forktail (M)

Male
September 9, 2012
Centennial Park
Bonnie Ott

Eastern Forktail (M)

Female
June 24, 2013
David Force WMA
Bonnie Ott

Eastern Forktail (F)

Female
September 9, 2012
Centennial Park
Bonnie Ott

Eastern Forktail (F)

Female
September 9, 2012
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Eastern Forktail (F)

Female (maturing)
April 21, 2013
Western Regional Park
Bonnie Ott

Eastern Forktail (F)

Female (maturing)
May 24, 2002
Centennial Park
June Tveekrem

Eastern Forktail (F - older)

Female (older)
July 3, 2005
Fulton Schools
Richard Orr

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