Argia fumipennis violacea
A mating pair of Violet Dancer damselflies spotted at Paul Spring Park. (You have to admire a man who brings flowers to the courtship process, or vice versa!) Odonata, an order of insects including dragonflies and damselflies, reproduce in three stages: in tandem; in wheel (sometimes called "in heart" for damselflies); and oviposition. The damselflies shown in the preceding photo gallery are "in tandem," in which the male uses claspers at the end of its abdomen to hold the female by its thorax. Violet Dancer damselflies are very abundant at this location.
"Paul Spring Park," one of seven small parks owned and maintained by the Community Association of Hollin Hills, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Paul Spring is a small year-round stream that flows through Paul Spring Park. Related Resource: http://waltersanford.blogspot.com/2010/1...
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Lat: 38.76, Long: -77.07
Spotted on Aug 13, 2012
Submitted on Aug 21, 2012