Blue-fronted Dancer

A Blue-fronted Dancer damselfly (Argia apicalis) spotted at Mulligan Pond, Jackson Miles Abbott Wetland Refuge, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

14 JUN 2016 | JMAWR | Blue-fronted Dancer (male)

These two photos show one of many Blue-fronted Dancer damselflies (Argia apicalis) spotted during a photowalk around Mulligan Pond, Jackson Miles Abbott Wetland Refuge (JMAWR). This individual is a male, as indicated by his coloration and terminal appendages.

A Blue-fronted Dancer damselfly (Argia apicalis) spotted at Mulligan Pond, Jackson Miles Abbott Wetland Refuge, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

14 JUN 2016 | JMAWR | Blue-fronted Dancer (male)

The taxonomic classification of Blue-fronted Dancer is as follows: Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies); Suborder Zygoptera (Damselflies); Family Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged Damselflies); Genus Argia (Dancers); Species apicalis.

Related Resources: High-resolution digital scans created by Gayle and Jeanelle Strickland.

Copyright © 2016 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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4 Responses to “Blue-fronted Dancer”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    Cool damselfly, Walter. I am pretty sure that almost all of the dancers that I have ever seen have been variable.

  2. Blue-fronted Dancer damselfly (female) | walter sanford's photoblog Says:

    […] males; heteromorph females are brown. Andromorph females tend to be a lighter shade of blue than males of the same species, and do not feature the same blue coloration as males on abdominal segments eight, nine, and 10 […]

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