Andromorph (blue form) female Pima Dancer, Argia pima, at Double R Canyon (Muleshoe Ranch), Cochise, AZ.

October 19, 2013
Species: Pima Dancer

Some female dancers (Argia) regularly come in two forms: heteromorph (generally brown) and andromorph (male-like, oftentimes blue). This is not the case of the Pima Dancer, Argia pima, in which "lower sides of thorax may be bluish tinged, but bright andromorph not seen" (Paulson 2009).

On 19 October 2013 a bright blue female of this species was found at the Double R Canyon (Muleshoe Ranch, Cochise Co.; photos below), thereby apparently providing the first photographic evidence of female andromorphism in this species.

  • News: Andromorph (blue form) female Pima Dancer, <em>Argia pima</em>, at Double R Canyon (Muleshoe Ranch), Cochise, AZ.
    Pima Dancer, Andromorph female, Double R Canyon (Muleshoe Ranch), Cochise, AZ, 19 October 2013
  • News: Andromorph (blue form) female Pima Dancer, <em>Argia pima</em>, at Double R Canyon (Muleshoe Ranch), Cochise, AZ.
    Pima Dancer, Andromorph female, Double R Canyon (Muleshoe Ranch), Cochise, AZ, 19 October 2013
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