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Blue-fronted dancer damselfly

Argia apicalis

Description:

Similar in appearance to blue-tipped damselflies. :)

Habitat:

Mason Farm Biological Reserve

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3 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 6 years ago

damselflies are worse than sparrows :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Perhaps I should indeed go with my initial instincts. Thanks, gatorfellows!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 6 years ago

I think your first instinct was correct - blue fronted dancer, Argia apicalis. The difference between the blue tipped and blue fronted is in the thorax striping and number of abdominal segments that are blue. Yours has 8,9,10 blue thus: Species Argia apicalis - Blue-fronted Dancer
http://bugguide.net/node/view/2642
Species Argia tibialis - Blue-tipped Dancer
http://bugguide.net/node/view/14911

Maria dB
Spotted by
Maria dB

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 18, 2012
Submitted on Dec 20, 2013

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