Seepage Dancer - Argia bipunctulata (Hagen, 1861)

This is a species of concern. Please report any encounters to Odonata Central.

Range & Habitat:

Found locally throughout the coastal plain. The Passaic County record, published in 1913, needs confirmation.

Found most commonly in wooded grassy seeps and boggy areas where it may perch on the ground like a dancer or on stems and leaves more like a bluet.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 11 May
Late Date: 16 September

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Lateral - Photo by Allen Barlow
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Small for a dancer, it resembles a medium sized bluet. Heavy black thoracic stripes and the black top of the head, coupled with its habitat, rule out most bluets.


Conservation Status:
State: S3S4 Apparently secure but should be watched
Global: G4 Apparently secure globally