Argia sp.

Dancer


Argia sp., Ecuador image of a damselfly in family Coenagrionidae

 

Family: Coenagrionidae

Length: 27 - 50 mm in the genus

 

Members of the genus Argia are called dancers because of their bouncy flight.  They are found exclusively in the Americas, usually along rivers or streams.  The species range from southern Canada to Bolivia and central Uruguay.  Argia is absent from the Caribbean islands and the northeast of Brazil. 

Photo location: 6 km east of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador.


 

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