Blue-fronted Dancer Argia apicalis (Say, 1839)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Coenagrionidae   >   Genus Argia   

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Blue-fronted Dancer (Argia apicalis) is an abundant and successful damselfly, able to breed in a large variety of habitats, usually rivers or creeks, but also sometimes found at lakes (Paulson, 2011). This species appears to have some tolerance of low water quality, and is often one of the few species found in areas of marginal habitat.

There are 461 records in the project database.

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A Blue-fronted Dancer in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/6/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Blue-fronted Dancer in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/27/2019). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Blue-fronted Dancer in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/3/2018). Photo by Gary Van Velsir. (MBP list)

A Blue-fronted Dancer in St. Marys Co., Maryland (8/9/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Blue-fronted Dancer in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/25/2014). Photo by Mike Hudson. (MBP list)

A male Blue-fronted Dancer in Harford Co., Maryland (6/20/2017). Photo by Richard Crook. (MBP list)

A blue-form female Blue-fronted Dancer at Patuxent Branch Trail, Howard Co., Maryland (8/5/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Blue-fronted Dancer in Howard Co., Maryland (6/5/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Blue-fronted Dancer in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/25/2019). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Blue-fronted Dancer in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/13/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Blue-fronted Dancer in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/13/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Blue-fronted Dancer in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (8/17/2019). (c) Elizabeth Green, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND). Photo by Elizabeth Green via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Blue-fronted Dancer in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/15/2019). (c) scott stafford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by scott_stafford via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Blue-fronted Dancer in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/15/2019). (c) scott stafford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by scott_stafford via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Blue-fronted Dancer in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/10/2021). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A brown form female Blue-fronted Dancer in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/26/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)(More of this species)

Blue-fronted Dancer in Harford Co., Maryland (7/30/2005). (c) Rick Cheicante, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)

Blue-fronted Dancer in Howard Co., Maryland (7/27/2019). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Blue-fronted Dancer in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/8/2018). Verified by William Edwards/BugGuide. Photo by Wendy R. Fredericks. (MBP list)


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