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Ischnura posita (Fragile forktail)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Fragile Forktail (Ischnura posita) is a member of the Ischnura genus and it grows between 21 and 29 mm. Its range consist of eastern Canada and eastern United States.
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Prey / Diet

Aedes albopictus (forest day mosquito)[1]
Calliphora vomitoria (Blue bottle fly)[1]
Corydalus cornutus (dobsonfly)[1]
Daphnia ambigua (Water flea)[1]
Hyalella azteca (Scud)[1]
Macrocyclops albidus (Copepod)[1]
Tuberolachnus salignus[1]


Aix sponsa (Wood Duck)[1]
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)[1]
Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[1]
Argiope aurantia (black-and-yellow argiope)[1]
Charadrius vociferus (Killdeer)[1]
Corydalus cornutus (dobsonfly)[1]
Libellula lydia (Common whitetail)[1]
Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog)[1]
Micrathena gracilis (Spined micrathena)[1]
Micropterus salmoides (Northern largemouth bass)[1]
Nerax aestuans <Unverified Name>[2]
Notophthalmus viridescens (Eastern Newt)[1]
Pseudacris crucifer (Spring Peeper)[1]


Acer rubrum (red maple)[1]
Cephalanthus tetrandra (Buttonbush)[1]
Hibiscus moscheutos (crimsoneyed rosemallow)[1]
Hydrilla verticillata (waterthyme)[1]
Impatiens capensis (jewelweed)[1]
Lemna minor (common duckweed)[1]
Peltandra virginica (green arrow arum)[1]
Phragmites australis (common reed)[1]
Pontederia cordata (Pickerel Weed)[1]
Potamogeton lucens (long-leaf pondweed)[1]
Salix nigra (black willow)[1]
Saururus cernuus (lizard's tail)[1]
Scirpus cyperinus (Woolly Grass Bulrush)[1]
Symplocarpus foetidus (Skunk Cabbage)[1]
Utricularia macrorhiza (greater bladderwort)[1]
Zizania aquatica (annual wildrice)[1]


Parasitized by 
Haematoloechus complexus <Unverified Name>[3]



Species recognized by van Tol J., 2011-12-24, Odonata: Global Species Database of Odonata in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Study of Northern Virginia Ecology 2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg) 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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