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Blue-tipped Dancer
Argia tibialis
The Blue-tipped Dancer (Argia tibialis) is a widespread eastern damselfly that occupies a wide range of habitats from swamps and bayous to flowing streams and rivers. The photos here were shot along a stream in San Jacinto 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 teneral female Blue-tipped Dancer shown here was in San Jacinto Co., Texas, in March, 2008.
The next 3 images on this page of 2 males and one female Blue-tipped Dancer were taken in Bastrop Co., Texas, in May, 2008, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and flash.
The next two shots of male Blue-tipped Dancers were taken at Kolomoki Mounds State Park, Early Co., Georgia, in May, 2011, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The female Blue-tipped Dancer to the right and the male in the next shot were both along Indian Creek, Jasper Co., Texas, in April, 2012. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The next two shots of pairs of Blue-tipped Dancers were taken along Indian Creek, Jasper Co., Texas, in April, 2012. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The male Blue-tipped Dancer on the right was in the Big Creek Scenic Area, Sam Houston National Forest, San Jacinto Co., Texas, in April, 2012.
The teneral male Blue-tipped Dancer on the right was along the Little Pee Dee River, Horry Co., South Carolina, in May, 2012.

The male Blue-tipped Dancer has been partially
consumed by a predator, but its abdomen is still attached to the female. This is occasionally observed. The abdomen tip will likely fall off eventually. This shot was taken at Cheraw State Park, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina, in May, 2012.

The blue-form female Blue-tipped Dancer on the right was at Bastrop State Park, Bastrop Co., Texas, in May, 2013.
Blue-tipped Dancer
Argia tibialis
male
Lick Creek Park,
College Station,
Brazos Co., Texas
15 May 2014
Blue-tipped Dancer
Argia tibialis
male
Alum Creek,
Bastrop Co., Texas
12 August 2015
Blue-tipped Dancer
Argia tibialis
female
Kisatchie National Forest,
Natchitoches Parish,
Louisiana
10 April 2017
Blue-tipped Dancer
Argia tibialis
male
Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery,
Charles City Co., Virginia
7 June 2017
Blue-tipped Dancer
Argia tibialis
male
Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery,
Charles City Co., Virginia
7 June 2017
Blue-tipped Dancer
Argia tibialis
male
Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery,
Charles City Co., Virginia
7 June 2017
Blue-tipped Dancer
Argia tibialis
male
Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery,
Charles City Co., Virginia
7 June 2017