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Tennessee | United States


Blue-fronted Dancer Damselfly (Damselfly)


Argia apicalis



Entry Last Edited: 09/03/2022 | Content ©www.BugsOfTennessee.com

Insect Order



Taxonomy

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.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Argia
Species: apicalis


Characteristics

Abdomen insect icon
Abdomen: Has a noticeably large / oversized abdomen.
Outdoor insect icon
Outdoors: Typically found across the great outdoors.
Six-Legged insect icon
Six-Legged: Six legs are common to this insect.
Warterborne insect icon
Waterborne: Is commonnly found near water or water sources.
Winged insect icon
Winged: Has wings to hop or fly over distance.


Description

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


Sighting Guide

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.

41F
JAN
44F
FEB
53F
MAR
62F
APR
70F
MAY
78F
JUN
80F
JUL
79F
AUG
73F
SEP
62F
OCT
52F
NOV
44F
DEC

Size

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.

Lowest-Low:
1.30 inches
(33 mm)
Highest-High:
1.57 inches
(40 mm)


Identifying Colors

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.

BLACK


Tennessee County Reach

The Blue-fronted Dancer Damselfly can be found in the following Tennessee counties:

Anderson; Bedford; Benton; Bledsoe; Blount; Bradley; Campbell; Cannon; Carroll; Carter; Cheatham; Chester; Claiborne; Clay; Cocke; Coffee; Crockett; Cumberland; Davidson; De Kalb; Decatur; Dickson; Dyer; Fayette; Fentress; Franklin; Gibson; Giles; Grainger; Greene; Grundy; Hamblen; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardeman; Hardin; Hawkins; Haywood; Henderson; Henry; Hickman; Houston; Humphreys; Jackson; Jefferson; Johnson; Knox; Lake; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Lewis; Lincoln; Loudon; Macon; Madison; Marion; Marshall; Maury; McMinn; McNairy; Meigs; Monroe; Montgomery; Moore; Morgan; Obion; Overton; Perry; Pickett; Polk; Putnam; Rhea; Roane; Robertson; Rutherford; Scott; Sequatchie; Sevier; Shelby; Smith; Stewart; Sullivan; Sumner; Tipton; Trousdale; Unicoi; Union; Van Buren; Warren; Washington; Wayne; Weakley; White; Williamson; Wilson


Blue-fronted Dancer Damselfly Picture (1)

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Image of an adult Blue-fronted Dancer Damselfly flying insect at rest.; Credit: Dave E. from Mason City, Iowa.
This image is original to www.InsectIdentification.org; Used with Permission.

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