Violet Dancer damselfly


A Violet Dancer damselfly (Argia fumipennis violacea) spotted during a photowalk through the “Wildlife Sanctuary,” one of seven small parks owned and maintained by the Community Association of Hollin Hills, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. The individual shown in the preceding photo gallery is a male, as indicated by its purple and black coloration; the tip of its abdomen is colored blue. Formerly known as “Variable Dancer,” the Violet Dancer is classified as one of three subspecies of Variable Dancer damselflies.

Photo 1 of 3 is a copy of the original photograph, cropped to highlight the damselfly; Photo 2 of 3 is the original photograph. Photo 1 was cropped using Apple Aperture.

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