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Powdered Dancer - Argia moesta


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
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Diagnostic Characteristics
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.)

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 37

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Habitat
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).

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