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Male Located at the Koosharem Meadows 20 August 2010



male appendages
male appendages
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Photo Details ©Nicky Davis
Located Male  20 August 2010 at the Meadows near the town of Koosharem, Sevier County, Utah
Elevation 6977


  • 1 to 1.25 inches long, wingspan 1.65 to 1.80 inches
  • Mature male is all black including legs and head
  • Immature male thorax has yellow markings on the side with yellow dots in a black belt, also yellow on the abdomen and face, wings are clear and legs all black. Being an immature, it's markings are quite distinctive and it's actually easier to be 100% certain on the ID on this species when it is young as NO other species has the black belt with the 3 yellow dots in it . -Kathy Biggs
  • Female resembles immature male but has a variable  amber colored wash on her wings.
  • Flight is from May to November

Habitat Photo
Koosharem Meadow

lib-ell-YEW-lid-ee   sim-PEAT-rum 

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