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Damselfly Wheel Formation

Still on the subject of damselfly reproduction: As I mentioned in the post on “Tandem Ovipositing” (07-09-14), damselfly reproduction consists of several distinct phases – territory establishment, mate recognition and acceptance, copulation and ovipositing. Once a male damselfly establishes and … Continue reading

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Vivid Dancer

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The vivid dancer (Argia vivida) is a small to medium sized damselfly belonging to the group known as “pond damsels”. The bright blue male has black bands on his abdomen, a thick black stripe atop the thorax and black stripes … Continue reading

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Northern Bluet

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Northern bluets are probably the most widespread and abundant aquatic damselflies. They are found in northern latitudes around the world. In North America these bluets are seen from Alaska to the Hudson Bay south to approximately Virginia and throughout California. … Continue reading

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