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(Mating) Vivid Dancers

Argia vivida

Description:

Mating damselflies. The male is blue and female gray. They have black arrow "spots" down their abdomen.

Habitat:

Unknown tree next to Salix in Riparian area. These are found in the western US and Canada.

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9 Comments

Hi sanmiggums, this is a mating pair. Molting looks quite different as a damselfly emerges from a larva.

sanmiggums
sanmiggums 8 years ago

Wait is it molting. It looks like it

Thank you Jinga! The heart is definitely the best part!

Jinga
Jinga 9 years ago

I love that they are heart shaped! wonderful shot

Thanks Mayra!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow!!! Great spotting!!

Thank you both. I thought the heart shape was quite appropriate :)

AbigailParker
AbigailParker 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting! I love the heart shape their abdomens make.

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 9 years ago

Great spotting!

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on May 29, 2012
Submitted on May 30, 2012

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