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