Dusky Dancer - Argia translata (Hagen in Selys, 1865)

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

Range & Habitat:

Reported throughout northern New Jersey, so far it has not been found on the coastal plain.

Generally found along large rivers, but also occurs along lakes in the highlands region.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 15 June
Late Date: 27 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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Mostly dark, with dark blue eyes and a bit of lighter coloring on the lower thorax. Blue on the abdomen restricted to small basal rings and small spots on S8 & 9.

Blue-tipped Dancer has (believe it or not) a blue tip to the abdomen rather than the tiny blue spots.

Conservation Status:
State: S2S3 Rare to imperiled in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range