Blue-ringed Dancer Argia sedula (Hagen, 1861)S3 (Watch list)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Coenagrionidae   >   Genus Argia   


Argia sedula appears to be somewhat of a habitat generalist, and has a wide range in North America. it is usually found on creeks and rivers with intact riparian vegetation, but can occasionally occur in gravel pit ponds or other habitats (Paulson, 2011). In Maryland, it is common on the Potomac River, and relatively uncommon elsewhere. This species is also not recorded from the Eastern Shore (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and District of Columbia).

There are 21 records in the project database.

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A Blue-ringed Dancer in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/25/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Blue-ringed Dancer along the Potomac River in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/19/2008). Photo by Dave Czaplak. (MBP list)

A female Blue-ringed Dancer in Rye Wilderness Park, Florida (9/24/2010). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

A female Blue-ringed Dancer in Alachua Co., Florida (6/26/2004). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Blue-ringed Dancer in Maryland (8/20/2020). (c) Scot Magnotta, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Scot Magnotta via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Blue-ringed Dancer in Maryland (6/28/2015). (c) Rick Cheicante, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)

A Blue-ringed Dancer in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/12/2017). Photo by Lisa Shannon. (MBP list)

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