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A mating pair of Big Bluet damselflies spotted along the shore of Accotink Bay. This pair is "in tandem," in which the male uses "claspers" (terminal appendages) at the end of his abdomen to hold the female by her thorax.
Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge, a 1,200 acre preserve located at Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resources: Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accotink_Ba... http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/vbwt/site.a...
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Spotted on Sep 10, 2012
Submitted on Sep 29, 2012