How could I not pick Argia apicalis as the bug du jour? This photograph of a spectacular blue-fronted dancer (a type of damselfly) won first place in the Encyclopedia of Life’s “Life is Blue” photo contest. Quite tiny (33 to 40 millimeters), these blue insects still make for amazing closeup photos.

The Encyclopedia of Life, by the way, is a project worth supporting. It’s goal? To “provide freely accessible information by and for communities around the world about all of the 1.9 million known species on our planet.”