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Meet Mrs. Apicalis... | by pieceoflace photography
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Meet Mrs. Apicalis...

Good morning everyone and Happy Hug a Bug Day. Featured today is the Blue-fronted Dancer (Argia apicalis). A relatively large damselfly with a body length that varies from 1.3 - 1.6 inches (3.4 - 4.2 cm).

 

As for the photos, they were taken along the banks of a wide muddy river. It's the kind of place I normally don't frequent, but a carshow we attended was held in a park along the river. I was hoping to find a new dragonfly or two that preferred a river habitat, but no such luck.

 

On the plus side, I was fortunate to see as many female Blue-fronted Dancers as males, which afforded me the opportunity to begin this series with pics of females as I normally like to do. If it wasn't for the fact I saw a few of them mating with males I would have had a tough time determining what they were.

 

Thank you for stopping by...and I hope you have a truly terrific Tuesday.

 

Lacey

 

ISO400, aperture f/11, exposure .008 seconds (1/125) focal length 300mm

     

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Taken on July 10, 2011