California Dancer

Argia agrioides

California Dancer, Argia agrioides, photo © by Mike Plagens

Observed along Red Creek, southeastern Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA. 09 May 2016.

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Coenagrionidae -- Narrow-winged Damselfly Family

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