Sunday, August 22, 2010
Blue-fronted Dancer, Argia apicalis, Eats
This afternoon I headed to Kenney Park to see if any of the late season clubtails were flying. Two years ago I photographed both the arrow and russet-tipped clubtails here- and both observations were county records. This afternoon the light was fantastic, but I didn't see any dragonflies. The usual damselflies abounded along the shore of the Olentangy, so I turned my camera towards them. This is a blue form female blue-fronted dancer, Argia apicalis. It isn't hard to catch a damsel with a meal- now that I have my sigma 180 mm lens and I can get high magnification images without scaring them away, I'd say that about half the time I look at them through this lens, they're gobbling up an insect.