Friday, July 27, 2007

The Dusky Dancer, Argia translata

About a month ago, I started seeing a new damselfly on the Olentangy. This one was quite dark, almost black. Very different from the powdered, blue fronted, and blue ringed dancers I had been seeing down on the river. I grabbed my handy dandy Dragonflies and Damselflies of Northeast Ohio by Larry Rosche, and sure enough, this guy turned out to be a male dusky dancer. Quite an attractive little damsel. They are fairly common right now in and along the Olentangy river here in Clintoville.




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