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Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
The Blue-fronted Dancer (Argia apicalis) is a widespread damselfly that occupies a wide range of habitats from lakes and ponds as well as streams and rivers. The first two images here, of a male and female, were shot along the San Marcos River in Palmetto State Park, Gonzales Co., Texas in June, 2003. The images were digital captures with a Canon EOS 10D and EF 70-200 mm F2.8 L IS lens with a 2X extender and a 550 flash.
The male Blue-fronted Dancer shown here was at Bruggeman Park, along the Wapsipinicon River, Black Hawk Co., Iowa, in July, 2004. The image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 550 flash.
The next two shots show a mature male (above) and an immature male (below) Blue-fronted Dancer at Cook's Slough, Uvalde, Uvalde Co., Texas, in August, 2005. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The pair of Blue-fronted Dancers in tandem shown here was at Rowlett, Dallas Co., Texas, in August, 2007. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The next two shots of a male Blue-fronted Dancer were taken at Buescher State Park, Bastrop Co., Texas, in April, 2013.
The male Blue-fronted Dancer on the right was at Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in May, 2013.
The male Blue-fronted Dancer on the right was in Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas, in August, 2013.
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
11 May 2014
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
11 May 2014
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
16 May 2014
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Guadalupe River,
Independence Park,
Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas
3 July 2014
29.4834
-97.4486
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Guadalupe River,
Independence Park,
Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas
3 July 2014
29.4834
-97.4486
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Independence Park,
Gonza;es,
Gonzales Co., Texas
28 July 2014
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Independence Park,
Gonza;es,
Gonzales Co., Texas
28 July 2014
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Independence Park,
Gonza;es,
Gonzales Co., Texas
28 July 2014
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
14 July 2015
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
24 July 2015
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
17 September 2015
Lat 29.483507, Lon -97.449465
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male with unusual amount of dark on side
of thorax; likely from cool temps.
National Butterfly Center,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
7 November 2015
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male with unusual amount of dark on side
of thorax; likely from cool temps.
National Butterfly Center,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
7 November 2015
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male with unusual amount of dark on side
of thorax; likely from cool temps.
National Butterfly Center,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
7 November 2015
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male with unusual amount of dark on side
of thorax; likely from cool temps.
National Butterfly Center,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
7 November 2015
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male with unusual amount of dark on side
of thorax; likely from cool temps.
National Butterfly Center,
Hidalgo Co., Texas
7 November 2015
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
13 May 2016
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Goettsche Lake,
Hemphill Co., Texas
13 June 2016
Lat 35.9205, Lon -100.0281
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Oasis Creek Ranch,
Hemphill Co., Texas
14 June 2016
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Cal Farley's Boy's Ranch,
Oldham Co., Texas
16 June 2016

Lat 35.533503, Lon -102.245808
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
pair in tandem
Cal Farley's Boy's Ranch,
Oldham Co., Texas
16 June 2016
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
22 July 2016
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
22 July 2016
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
near Granger Lake,
Williamson Co., Texas
11 November 2016
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
near Granger Lake,
Williamson Co., Texas
11 November 2016
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
female
Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery,
Charles City Co., Virginia
7 June 2017
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery,
Charles City Co., Virginia
7 June 2017
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery,
Charles City Co., Virginia
7 June 2017
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Chub Sandhill Natural Area Preserve,
Sussex Co., Virginia
7 June 2017
Blue-fronted Dancer
Argia apicalis
male
Dick Kleberg Park,
Kingsville,
Kleberg Co., Texas
18 July 2017