Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
Argia fumipennis violacea
This is a fairly common eastern species with Nebraska near thewestern and northern limits of its range. Although widespread in the state it is rare in counties along the eastern edge of the state and more common along the southern and northern border counties than in the center of the state. Found along sluggish and muddy streams up to clear, fast flowingstreams and even rivers, it is also not uncommon on small ponds andlakes, at edges in grass, cattails, etc., or on bare ground.
Size: 29-34 mm (1.1-1.3 in)
Habitat: shallow streams, ponds and bogs
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, NM, CO, WY, MT, MO, IA
Flight season: mid June to late August
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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