Common Name: "Blue-fronted Dancer Damselfly"
Scientific Name: Argia apicalis
TAXONOMIC BREAKDOWN: The Taxonomic Breakdown is the scientific way to categorize a partocular insect species from its largest group (Animalia) to its smallest (variable). The Genus and Species categorizations taken together make up the species' scientific name shown above, in this case Argia apicalis.
Abdomen: Has a noticeably large / oversized abdomen.
Outdoors: Typically found across the great outdoors.
Six-Legged: Six legs are common to this insect.
Waterborne: Is commonnly found near water or water sources.
Winged: Has wings to hop or fly over distance.
The Blue-fronted Dancer Damselfly has been identified by site users by the following descriptors:
large   flying   winged   agile   blue   black   six-legged   outdoors   water   pond   stream   transparent   eyes   abdomen
The general likelihood of encountering this insect based on a given month of the year in the state of Tennessee. Generally, the best sighting months are June through August with peak occurring in July.
Below is a representation of the 'smallest-small' and 'largest-large' sizes commonly associated with the Blue-fronted Dancer Damselfly. Due to monitor differences, sizes may not be exact on your particular screen. Conversions to millimeters are provided for convenience.
1.30 inches (33 mm)
1.57 inches (40 mm)
Below you will find the colors most commonly associated with the Blue-fronted Dancer Damselfly. Both Primary and Secondary colors are represented in the showcase. Due to monitor differences, colors may not be exact representations.
The Blue-fronted Dancer Damselfly can be found in the following Tennessee counties:
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