Last week, on 12 July 2016, Erika and I encountered hundreds of dancers along a trail in the Carpenter Nature Center in nearby Washington County. I first identified them as Blue-fronted Dancers, but I was not completely sure. Later in the week, Facebook proved its worth when another contributor’s photo was corrected from Blue-fronted to Powdered Dancer. My photos are also Powdered Dancers.
These last two photos are of female Powdered Dancers. The black lines on the thorax are too wide to be other species. These damselflies also lack dark sides to the ends of their abdomens. Thanks to Ed Lam for assisting me through Facebook with these identifications. Of course, I am ultimately responsible for the IDs made on this blog page.