Wednesday, July 6, 2011

vivid dancer ~ 07/06/11 ~ Frog Pond

vivid dancer
Argia vivida

To distinguish dancers from bluets, I now know to look for the blue 10th abdominal segment. Thanks, Jim! Then I look for the black triangles on the sides of the middle abdominal segments. Check, check.

Another thing I didn't know until recently is that some female damselflies can be either pale (gynomorphic) or blue (andromorphic). The first time I heard this about damselflies was from Dr. Carin Bondar's Biomusings. She is definitely someone with brains who doesn't mind expressing her female flirtation. I'm impressed by her blog. And, she is well on her way to having 4 children. How does she do it all?

3 comments:

Jim Johnson said...

Good job!

Imperfect and tense said...

Yay! Damsels! Thanks, Katie :o)

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Thanks. Always happy to oblige. Now if only I can capture other types of odonates with the camera.