Violet Dancer - Argia fumipennis violacea
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Found only in far eastern Montana in slow streams, but also found in warm springs in the Little Rocky Mountains (Blaine and Phillips Cos.) (Miller and Gustafson 1996).
Warm springs in the Little Rocky Mountains (Blaine and Phillips Cos.); slow streams in far eastern Montana (Miller and Gustafson 1996).
Larvae feed on a wide variety of aquatic insects, such as mosquito larvae, other aquatic fly larvae, mayfly larvae, and freshwater shrimp.
Adult- This damselfly will eat almost any soft-bodied flying insect including mosquitoes, flies, small moths, mayflies, and flying ants or termites.
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- Acorn, J. 2004. Damselflies of Alberta: flying neon toothpicks in grass. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta Press. 156 pp.
- Dunkle, S.W. 2000. Dragonflies through binoculars: A field guide to dragonflies of North America. New York, NY. Oxford University Press. 266 pp.
- Kohler, Nathan S. Excel spreadsheets of Odonate observations/collections in Montana.
- Paulson, D.R. 2009. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. Princeton University Press, Princeton. 535 pp.
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