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Species Argia extranea - Spine-tipped 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 extranea (Spine-tipped Dancer)
Size
28-35 mm (front of head to tip of abdomen)
Identification
Male has distinctive saddle-shaped black mark on side of abdominal segment 2.
Range
Southeastern Arizona. (Also in Mexico and Central America.)
See Also
Internet References
Greg Lasley's photos, including male and female in wheel position.