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Species Argia nahuana - Aztec Dancer

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Zygoptera (Damselflies)
Family Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged Damselflies)
Genus Argia (Dancers)
Species nahuana (Aztec Dancer)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1902 by Philip Powell Calvert as Argia agrioides var. nahuana
Explanation of Names
Named after the Nahua Peoples (also known as the Aztecs) who, according to Calvert, shared much of the same geographical territory as this species.
Separation from agrioides: Nice explanation by Jim Johnson here
Another comparison here
Internet References
Biologia Centrali-Americana, v.50, p.99    Calvert's original description of the species