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Sooty Dancer

Argia lugens


male: large for a damselfly; unlike most Dancers, no blue near abdomen tip; thorax develops dark sooty blue pruinosity; noticeable pale ring around each segment, lacks blue 'tail'; eyes appear large because they lack obvious eyespots; wings can become slightly smoky, pale stigma; long-legged; immature patterned brown like female


Habitat yard on Lake Belton.

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Texas, USA

Lat: 31.11, Long: -97.50

Spotted on Oct 11, 2012
Submitted on Oct 19, 2012

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