Vivid Dancer
   Argia vivida
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female vivida

Thorax  and  Head
Thorax and Head

female thorax

female face

abdomen end

Located June 11, 2006 - Summit, Iron County, Utah

Photo Details - ŠNicky Davis
1.  Lateral full view
2.  Dorsal full view
3.  Lateral - Head and thorax
4.  Dorsal - Head and thorax
5.  Face
6.  end of abdomen

  • Small, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches. 
  • Dancers have hair on their legs that is longer than the space between the hairs
  • They like to land on horizontal surfaces rather than foliage
  • Vivid blue with wide, dark, dorsal  stripe on the upper thorax
  • On the sides of the thorax they have black stripes pinched in the middle
  • The middle segments of the abdomen have backward pointing arrows on the sides
  • Segments eight, nine and ten are all blue
  • Females are tan, and patterned like males
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