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Tropical Arroyo Dancer Damselfly

Argia sp.

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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3 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 a month 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
LaurenZarate a month ago

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

Brian38
Brian38 a month ago

What a beauty Lauren!!

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.19, Long: -92.28

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

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