Powdered Dancer, Argia moesta

The powdered dancer (Argia moesta) is a species of damselfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes nine states in Mexico, including Jalisco and Baja California, four provinces of Canada, including Nova Scotia and Ontario, and forty-one states in America, including Maryland, New York, and Texas. This species is typically found in wooded areas near streams, rivers, and lakes. It was named for the powder blue coloration that occurs on the front side of adult males. It can be seen throughout the year in some areas of its range. The powdered dancer is abundant throughout its range and has no known major threats. It occurs in some protected areas in the United States and appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.”

Image Caption: Powdered Dancer (Argia moesta) damselfly perched near Spring Creek in Garland, Texas. Credit: Gaberlunzi/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)