Powdered Dancer - Argia moesta
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The male is a dark-colored damselfly, which develops extensive pruinosity as he matures. (Pruinosity is a waxy, light-colored substance that builds up on a damselfly's body, obscuring whatever coloration lies beneath.)
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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Powdered Dancers are associated across their range with warm-water streams and rivers, and in MT southeastern sandy streams that flow across open country (Westfall and May 1996; Paulson 2009).
- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Paulson, D.R. 2009. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. Princeton University Press, Princeton. 535 pp.
- Westfall, M.J., Jr. and M.L. May. 1996. Damselflies of North America. Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, Florida. 649 pp.
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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.
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