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Species Argia lugens - Sooty 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 lugens (Sooty Dancer)
Size
ca. 47 mm (reported range 40-50 mm)
Identification
detailed description in(1)
Range
sw. US to Mexico
Habitat
Streams
Season
Summer
Internet References
U. Puget Sound dead link -- please update/delete
Damselflies of Texas dead link -- please update/delete