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Species Argia translata - Dusky Dancer

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Classification
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 translata (Dusky Dancer)
Numbers
One of 30 Nearctic species
Size
32-39 mm length
Identification
Very dark, male is black with blue rings on abdomen. Eyes violet. See references for identification of female.
Range
Widespread, North America south to South America
Habitat
Streams, rivers, and lakes with wave action
Season
June-September in northeastern United States
Food
Predatory on other insects
Print References
Lam, p. 45 (1)
Works Cited
1.Damselflies of the Northeast
Ed Lam. 2004. Biodiversity Books.