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Blue-fronted Dancer Damselfly


Tiny flying insect (damselfly). Mature males have the thorax almost completely blue, with only very thin black lines. Segments 8, 9, and 10 are all blue. Identifying female dancers are tricky, and this species has both a blue form female and a brown form female. Length is 33-40 mm.


From the U.S. Great Plains east, and from Florida through Texas and New Mexico, and on into Mexico. Ontario is the only province of Canada to have reported this species. This one was photographed near the Catawba River at Landsford Canal State Park in South Carolina.


Blue-form female of Powdered Dancer, Argia moesta, is very similar.

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South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jun 11, 2011
Submitted on Feb 22, 2013

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