An unexpected find at the Reserve. Uncommon species; also of note is the late flowering time. Often flowering 'nancies' are one of the first signs of spring flowering from July/August. 2 pics with images of the same plant taken one day apart
The ID created a challenge. Males of this species, as featured in MOV 2 shows a white tuft end to the abdomen. This one has an orange colour tuft as well as a black upper body and stripes on the underside of the body. May eventually be found to be a different species. It got knocked off the sheet by a larger insect and played dead long enough to get a photo of the underside. Two additional images included to show the features.