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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Amberwings dilemma

Male  Eastern Amberwing. (Alpine this year)

Male Mexican Amberwing. (Oasis last year, first Texas record, if you recall. Subsequently I documented it at Lajitas also)

Male Mexican Amberwing. (Oasis this year) The interesting thing is that this individual has the same diagnostic pattern on the top of the abdomen as the Eastern. Since I've had both species at the oasis last year, I'm thinking hybrid. I don't know what the experts would say to that theory.

Odonata Central, the online database, which I consider the last word, accepted it as a Mexican, so it's official.

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