Variable Dancer Argia fumipennis (Hagen, 1861)  Synonyms: Violet Dancer.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Coenagrionidae   >   Genus Argia   

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This species is one of the most successful damselflies, and breeds in an extensive range of habitats, from vegetated creeks, to lakes or ponds. The subspecies found in Maryland, Argia fumipennis violacea, is also often called Violet Dancer (Paulson, 2011). This common species surely occurs statewide.

There are 780 records in the project database.

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A male Violet Dancer in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/2/2006). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Violet Dancer in Howard Co., Maryland (7/22/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Variable Dancer in Howard Co., Maryland (8/26/2017). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)

A Variable Dancer in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/14/2014). Determined by John and Jane Balaban/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Violet Dancer in Howard Co., Maryland (7/11/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Male and female Violet Dancers in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/31/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A male Violet Dancer in Talbot Co., Maryland (6/30/2016). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

A Violet Dancer in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/34/2014). Photo by Mike Hudson. (MBP list)

A Violet Dancer in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/7/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Violet Dancer in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/7/2006). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A teneral Violet Dancer in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/15/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Violet Dancer in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/10/2014). Photo by Rod Burley. (MBP list)


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