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Tropical Arroyo Dancer Damselfly

Argia sp.


A 2-toned blue male Damselfly of 3.5 cm in length. The head, eyes and thorax are sky blue, while the abdomen is a turquoise blue.


Along the San Vicente River of the Chiflón Waterfall Park, Chiapas, Mexico.


Many thanks to Kathy Claypole Biggs of California for the generic identification. She writes "This beauty is one of 2 look-alike species: A. anceps (Cerulean Dancer ) or A. westfalli (Westfall’s Dancer), both of which occur in Chiapas". https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argia_ance... https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:... http://www.thehibbitts.net/troy/photo/od...

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Brian38 5 months ago

Lauren I have a small red bug that I hope you can help me with the ID. It looks weevil like but I cant find a match. I'll post it in the next 15 minutes or so.

LaurenZarate 5 months ago

Thank you Brian, it's as lovely as yours!

Brian38 5 months ago

What a beauty Lauren!!

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Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.19, Long: -92.28

Spotted on May 30, 2019
Submitted on Jun 14, 2019

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