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Species Argia bipunctulata - Seepage 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 bipunctulata (Seepage Dancer)
2.3-3.0 cm long
A small dancer. Male resembles a bluet, with its blue and black pattern. Note the one narrow ring (at segment 7?). Has wide black shoulder stripes. Female is tan (almost yellow) and black. Note segment 8 is pale blue above.
Eastern United States
Sunny seepages areas with grasses
Predatory on other insects
Life Cycle
Species is found in colonies near seeps.
A very bluet-like dancer.
Print References
Lam, p. 48 (1)
Dunkle, p. 91, fig. 68 (2)
Internet References
Giff Beaton's page on pond damsels includes this species.
Works Cited
1.Damselflies of the Northeast
Ed Lam. 2004. Biodiversity Books.
2.Damselflies of Florida, Bermuda, and the Bahamas
Sidney W. Dunkle. 1991. Scientific Publishers.