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male argia vivida

vivid dancer

male vivida

vivad dancer male



Summit County


Photo Details - ŠNicky Davis
Located June 3, 2006, Butterfield Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah

GPS  40°29' 73" N    111°57'26"  W. 
Elev. 4470 feet

1.  Full View, lateral
2.  Full View, lateral
3.  Full View, dorsal
4.  Thorax and Head, dorsal
5.  Thorax and Head, lateral
6., 7., 8.  photos of  appendages. 

9.  male resting by stream - August  23, 2005, Summit, Iron County, Utah   ŠNicky Davis  Utah

  • 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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