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Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
The Blue-ringed Dancer (Argia sedula) is a common yet beautiful damselfly of rivers and streams in the southern two-thirds of the U.S. The first photo here, of a male, was a digital capture with a Canon D60 and EF 300 mm F4 L IS lens with a 1.4X extender and 550 EX flash. The shot was taken along the Frio River in Concan, Uvalde Co., Texas in April 2003.
Next are several other variations of Blue-ringed Dancers, all photographed in Uvalde Co., Texas, in May, 2005, with a Canon EOS 1 D Mark II and EF 180 mm F/3.5 Macro and 580 flash.
The pair of Blue-ringed Dancers in tandem shown here was in Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona, in May, 2008. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 l IS lens and 2X extender.
The male Blue-ringed Dancer on the right was along Sulphur Creek in Lampasas, Lampasas Co., Texas, in September, 2011. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The next three shots of male Blue-ringed Dancers were taken in Dripping Springs, Hays Co., Texas, in July, 2012, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
The male Blue-ringed Dancer on the right was at Blanco State Park, Blanco Co., Texas, in July, 2012.
The male Blue-ringed Dancer on the right was at the BLM Overflow Wetlands, adjacent to Bottomless Lakes State Park, Chavez Co., New Mexico, in July, 2012.
The male Blue-ringed Dancer on the right was at Hornsby Bend, Austin, Travis Co., Texas in April, 2013.
The male Blue-ringed Dancer on the right was at Buescher State Park, Bastrop Co., Texas in April, 2013.
The male Blue-ringed Dancer on the right was at Hornsby Bend, Austin, Travis Co., Texas in April, 2013.
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
30 May 2013
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
San Marcos River,
near Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
8 June 2013
The male Blue-ringed Dancer on the right was in Gonzales, Texas in August, 2013.
This male Blue-ringed Dancer was on the Blanco River in Blanco, Texas in August, 2013.
This male Blue-ringed Dancer was along Bonita Creek, Graham Co., Arizona, in August, 2013.
This female Blue-ringed Dancer as well as the male in the next shot, were near the Gila River in Yuma Co., Arizona, in October, 2013.
This male Blue-ringed Dancer was on Dry Creek in Real Co., Texas in April, 2014.
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
Towaliga River,
High Falls State Park,
Monroe Co., Georgia
29 May 2014
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
Milton Reimers Ranch Park,
Travis Co., Texas
26 June 2014
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
pair in tandem
Blanco River @ Lindeman Rd.,
Blanco, Blanco Co., Texas
1 July 2014
30.0903
-98.3995
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
16 September 2014
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
29 September 2014
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
3 November 2014
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
26 November 2014
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
26 November 2014
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
young male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
13 April 2015
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
Rio Grande Village,
Big Bend National Park,
Brewster Co., Texas
30 April 2015
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
Rio Grande Village,
Big Bend National Park,
Brewster Co., Texas
30 April 2015
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
pair in copula
San Marcos River,
San Marcos,
Hays Co., Texas
28 September 2015
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
San Felipe Creek,
Del Rio,
Val Verde Co., Texas
1 October 2015
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
San Felipe Creek,
Del Rio,
Val Verde Co., Texas
1 October 2015
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
Collingsworth County Pioneer Park,
Collingsworth County, Texas
12 June 2016
Lat 34.956554, Lon -100.224141
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
Canadian River at
U.S. Hwy 385,
Oldham Co., Texas
16 June 2016

male with the muddy water of the Canadian River as a background
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
below the dam at Lake Meredith,
Hutchinson Co., Texas
17 June 2016
Lat 35.718, Lon -101.547
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
San Marcos River,
3 mi W of Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
22 July 2016
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
two pairs in tandem,
females ovipositing
San Marcos River,
3 mi W of Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
22 July 2016
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
Blanco River @ Lindeman Rd.,
Blanco, Blanco Co., Texas
22 June 2017
30.0903
-98.3995
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
Blanco River @ Lindeman Rd.,
Blanco, Blanco Co., Texas
22 June 2017
30.0903
-98.3995
Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia sedula
male
River Trail Park,
ca 3 mi W of Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
29 June 2017