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Photo#168269
 Which Blue Damselfly ? - Argia agrioides

Which Blue Damselfly ? - Argia agrioides
Skull Valley, (WSW of Prescott 10 miles), Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
July 2, 2007
Maybe American Bluet ?

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Which Blue Damselfly ?
Hi Robert,

This is a male Argia, either nahuana (Aztec Dancer) or agrioides (California Dancer). Both occur in Yavapai County, AZ and are, for all intents and purposes, superficially identical. Without examining the superior terminal abdominal appendages (cerci), I don't believe you're going to be able to take if safely beyond that species pair. Note: If this were a bluet (Enallagma), the wings would not be held sail-like over the back.

Best,
RAB

 
Thanks RAB
Nice website & quite a diverse background. Thanks for the info on this beauty!

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