New York Natural Heritage Program
Blue-tipped Dancer
Argia tibialis (Rambur, 1842)

Habitat [-]
The blue-tipped dancer is predominantly a species of flowing waters including fast or slow-flowing rivers and streams. Although it also occurs at swamps and ponds in some parts of the range, all New York records to date are from flowing waters (Lam 2004, New York Natural Heritage Program 2006).

Associated Ecological Communities [-]
  • Confined river
    The aquatic community of relatively large, fast flowing sections of streams with a moderate to gentle gradient.
  • Rocky headwater stream
    The aquatic community of a small- to moderate-sized perennial rocky stream typically with a moderate to steep gradient, and cold water that flows over eroded bedrock, boulders, or cobbles in the area where a stream system originates.