Emma's Dancer
Argia emma
The Emma's Dancer (Argia emma) is a damselfly on the northwestern quarter of the United States. The first 4 images shown here of a male, then two females and then another male, were taken on the Snake River at Massacre Rocks State Park, Power Co., Idaho, in July, 2008. The shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The next 4 images of Emma's Dancers were taken along the South Fork John Day River, Grant Co., Oregon, in July, 2008. Two of the images show a cluster of pairs of these insects while the females are ovipositing in some floating vegetation.
This shot shows a male and a mostly submerged female while she is ovipositing.
A tandem pair of Emma's Dancers is seen resting on a rock.
The next two shots of a male were taken along the John Day River in Grant Co., Oregon.
The female shown here and the male next were photographed on the John Day River near Spray, Wheeler Co., Oregon, in July, 2008.
The female shown here was on the Yakima River, Benton Co., Washington, in August, 2008.