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Dancers of some kind? - Argia vivida - male - female

Dancers of some kind? - Argia vivida - Male Female
Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah, USA
July 31, 2005

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Reminds us of
Argia vivida - Vivid Dancer - images in the guide here

 
Thanks!
I've heard the vivid dancer, apache dancer and springwater dancer are all very similar. Is there any way of telling the difference by the appendages?

 
Northern Prairie
distribution maps for Apache and Springwater here, for example, show them far out of your area while Vivid covers Utah.

 
Dancer appendages...
...can be diagnostic for some. Take a look at Abbott's _Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States_, where these damselflies are also found. He has diagrams of the appendages, and detailed species descriptions. Some of that material is also available at Odonata Central, http://odonatacentral.bfl.utexas.edu/ which has maps, check lists for state and county, field guides, etc.

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