13 February 2010

Pacific Forktail (Ischnura cervula) in San Diego

It's winter and it's tough to find dragonflies in Michigan. While at a conference in San Diego this week, we found a bit of time to look for odes along the San Diego River.

We managed to find several individuals of one species, Pacific Forktail (Ischnura cervula), which may be good considering temps in the 50s (F).

Nannothemis captured this male having lunch:

I was able to capture a couple males by hand for these shots:

...and the habitat along the San Diego River:

The next day Nannothemis captured this image of me on the hunt for a female:

Here's a female Pacific Forktail (Ischnura cervula) in the hand:

Hopefully our next destination turns up more species, but we suspect that may be a tall order. Check back in a couple of weeks to see if we have any success.


KaHolly said...

Oooooh, I'm glad I found your blog. I look forward to more, and to the next time I have a few minutes to peruse your archived posts! ~karen

Darrin OBrien said...

thanks, Karen

Hopefully, we'll have a new Jalisco post in a week or two. While you're "waiting" have fun looking through the previous posts.

The Michigan ode season is some months away so we likely won't have further updates for a bit after the Mexico post. ;^(

KaHolly said...

Darrin, I'll be watching for your posts from Mexico! Glad I came back to read this post again. Info doesn't sink in as readily anymore and it takes me a few times to remember! Thanks for swinging by my blog today. I look forward to seeing you again! ~karen

Anonymous said...

To bad, I did not know you would be in San Diego. I'm probably one of only two DSA members in San Diego, and I could have taken you to a few places for ODES.

Have fun,