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.
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.
- A. apicalis male #1 (Blue-fronted Dancer) | full-size JPG
- A. apicalis male #2 (Blue-fronted Dancer) | full-size JPG
- A. apicalis female #1 (Blue-fronted Dancer) | full-size JPG
- A. apicalis female #2 (Blue-fronted Dancer) | full-size JPG
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Tags: Argia apicalis, Blue-fronted Dancer damselfly, Family Coenagrionidae, Jackson Miles Abbott Wetland Refuge, male, Mulligan Pond, Narrow-winged Damselflies, terminal appendages, wildlife photography