Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
Blue-fronted Dancer males have an entirely blue thorax and an abdomen which is black, except for the three pale blue end segments. When cold or paired, the bright blue of the male's thorax will look black, making one think of A. tibialis (Blue-tipped Dancer). Brown form females are golden brown all over. Blue form females have an all-blue thorax like the males.
Size: 33-40 mm (1.3-1.6 in)
Habitat: banks of rivers, sometimes also ponds and lakes
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, NM, CO, MO, IA, MN
Flight season: May to early September
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
|Back to Top|||||Dragonfly Page|||||Damselfly Page|||||Home Page|