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Blue Ringtail (Austrolestes annulosus)

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

Thumbnail by kennedyh
Tennille, GA(Zone 8b)

Are these the same type????

Thumbnail by Chamma
Tennille, GA(Zone 8b)

mating pair

Thumbnail by Chamma
Houston, TX

The photos by Chamma are very good. However, in answer to his question, "are these the same type" the answer would be - same type, as in they are also "damselflies". They are not the same damselfly. Identifying damselflies is, in my opinion, harder than identifying warblers. Good luck on getting a complete identification, as Kennedyh has done.

Rod

Churchill, Victoria, Australia(Zone 10a)

Chamma, as Rod says yours is definitely not this species, which is I believe confined to Australia.

I had a look on BugGuide and found that yours is almost certainly one of two almost identical damselflies. It is a male of either the Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile): http://bugguide.net/node/view/150065/bgimage
or the Atlantic Bluet (Enallagma doubledayi): http://bugguide.net/node/view/61404/bgimage

Unfortunately, telling them apart is very difficult - "separation requires examination of male cerci or of female mesostigmal plate (on thorax)"

Kennedy

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