Teneral Eastern Forktail Danselfy

I saw this damselfly flying awkwardly out of the lily pads and landed on a Black-eyed Susan in front of me. It was a newly emerged Eastern Forktail Damselfly. They are almost transparent in color on the wings and body and are very unsteady in flight. They will usually stay in one place for a while until their wings stiffen up. Here I concentrated on closeups of the head. I also tried image stacking and side views to show the almost transparent color of the Teneral stage and will post them later.

Teneral Damselfly v2_43G2882

Already to start darkening up, loosing some of the transparent color.

Teneral Eastern Forktail Damsel v2_43G2764

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