The Dragonflies and Damselflies of North Carolina
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Related Species in COENAGRIONIDAE: Number of records for 2018 = 75

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Blue-fronted Dancer by Mark Shields
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sciName Argia apicalis
mapClick on county for list of all its records for Blue-fronted Dancer
distribution Essentially statewide, though possibly absent in the eastern Tidewater Region. Presumably absent on the Outer Banks.
abundance Common to locally very common in the Piedmont and western Coastal Plain, particularly around flowing water in the Piedmont. Fairly common to locally common in the mountains and the central and southern Coastal Plain. Rare in the northeastern and far eastern Coastal Plain, and probably absent near the coast there.
flight Mid-May through late October in the Piedmont, and early or mid-May to early October in the Coastal Plain. The flight in the mountains is from mid-May at least to mid-September (and likely later).
habitat Favors rivers and large streams, but can be found away from water. Also occurs around lake and pond margins.
behavior Prefers open areas with sunlight, using rocks, ground, or available vegetation.
comments This is one of our most common and widespread damselflies, except near the northeastern coastal areas. There are several one-day counts of at least 50 individuals, all from the lower Piedmont.
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Species account update: LeGrand

Photo Gallery for Blue-fronted Dancer

Other NC Galleries:    Jeff Pippen    Will Cook    Ted Wilcox
Photo by: Ted WIlcox

Comment: Ashe, 2005-07-19, male
Photo by: Paul Hart

Comment: Harnett; P, RARO. 2007-09-10, male
Photo by: E. Corey

Comment: Wake, 2006-08-21, male, pair in copula, and female
Photo by: Salman Abdulali

Comment: Pitt, 2009-07-15, River Park North
Photo by: Paul Scharf

Comment: Warren, 2006-07-01, - female
Photo by: Paul Scharf

Comment: Warren, 2008-09-01, - brown male. ID was confirmed by Dennis Paulson who says the males turn brown in cold weather
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Haywood, 2011-06-08, imaged at Lake Junaluska
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Buncombe, 2010-09-03, imaged along French Broad River Northern Buncombe Countyt Beaver Lake Asheville
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Buncombe, 2011-06-16, imaged at Beaver Lake Asheville - M & F
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Buncombe, 2011-06-16, imaged at Beaver Lake Asheville - M & F
Photo by: Steve Hall

Comment: Montgomery, 2011-06-02, Uwharrie River
Photo by: Bob Oberfelder

Comment: Wake, 2011-08-12, Observed in Cary at Lochmere Golf Course, male
Photo by: Bob Oberfelder

Comment: Wake, 2011-07-29, Observed in Cary at Lochmere Golf course, female - Observed in Cary at Lochmer4 Golf course, female
Photo by: Bob Oberfelder

Comment: , 2011-08-04, Observed in Cary at Lochmere Golf Course, female
Photo by: Steve Hall and Harry LeGrand

Comment: Bertie, 2012-06-06, Roanoke River Wetlands Game Lands, Woods Island Tract - mostly teneral
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston, Gail Lankford, Janie Owen

Comment: Madison, 2012-06-15, North of Hot Springs on River Road-French Broad River - Male & Female
Photo by: Steve Hall and Harry LeGrand

Comment: Northampton, 2012-07-13, North shore of the Roanoke River at the US 258 bridge crossing
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Henderson, 2012-08-07, County park Northern Henderson County - Male
Photo by: Steve Hall

Comment: Edgecombe, 2013-06-21, Tar River above Princeville
Photo by: Doug Johnston, Vin Stanton

Comment: Graham, 2013-07-16, Robbinsville - Male
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Robeson, 2015-08-01, Lumber River State Park, Princess Ann Access
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Bladen, 2015-08-23, Jones Lake State Park; circumnavigated lake in a kayak
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Sampson, 2015-08-23, Black River by kayak from Ivanhoe Boating Access to 0.5 km upstream of Dr Kerr Rd bridge
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Pender, 2016-08-04, Holly Shelter Game Land, dike between Northeast Cape Fear River and greentree impoundment , southwest of Holly Shelter Boating Access
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Jones, 2016-08-24, Trent River, Trenton Boating Access Area
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Rutherford; P, 2017-06-02, Morse Park, Lake Lure
Photo by: Barbara McRae

Comment: Macon, 2017-07-01, Franklin, Little Tennessee River, Greenway - Male resting on paved trail near river
Photo by: Rob Van Epps

Comment: Mecklenburg, 2017-07-08, Mallard Creek between Mallard Creek Church Rd and Harris Blvd.
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Durham, 2017-07-15, Bank of Eno River near Guess Rd. - male
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Harnett; C, 2017-07-21, Cape Fear River, Erwin. From NC 217 bridge to 2 km upstream, by kayak.
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Lenoir, 2017-08-01, Neuseway Nature Park, Kinston
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Wayne, 2017-08-01, Neuse River, Seven Springs Boating Access Area
Photo by: Conrad Wernett

Comment: Harnett; P, 2017-07-29, - RARO - Campbell Creek
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: New Hanover, 2017-08-27, Sutton Lake Boating Access Area
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Janie Owens, Gail Lankford

Comment: Madison, 2017-09-19, River Road, north of Hot Springs 35.92085° -82.87313° - Male
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Duplin, 2017-09-24, Northeast Cape Fear River, from Chinquapin Boating Access Area to 3 km upstream and 1 km downstream, by kayak
Photo by: Mike Turner

Comment: Guilford, 2018-06-30, N. Buffalo Creek @ SR 2832
Photo by: Mike Turner

Comment: Forsyth, 2018-07-01, Winston Lake
Photo by: Mike Turner

Comment: Davie, 2018-07-03, S. Yadkin River @ Concord Church boating access
Photo by: Mike Turner

Comment: Davie, 2018-07-07, Bullhole River Park
Photo by: Mike Turner

Comment: Rowan, 2018-07-07, Bullhole River Park
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Cumberland, 2018-07-13, Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville