Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Pseudagrion microcephalum females

Last weekend we spent several hours trying to catch the female of the new Pseudagrion species, but to no avail. Once my net got stuck on a thorny bush, once a female flew off, but two I caught after all but swimming after them. However, there were also males P. microcephalum in the area and the two females that I caught were not in tandem, not directly associated with P. species. And after studying them they are either very similar to female P. microcephalum, or they are in fact P. microcephalum. Right now I have no reason to believe they are anything else. I have one more weekend to go and the sun is out, so who knows, but for now, these are P. microcephalum. Very different from each other in coloration, the one brownish, the other bluish, but otherwise, the same.

Pseudagrion microcephalum female, blueish, mature?

The same female in close-up

Another female, brownish, immature?

The same in close-up

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