New York Natural Heritage Program
Dusky Dancer
Argia translata Hagen in Selys, 1865
Alan W. Wells
Family: Pond Damsels (Coenagrionidae)

State Protection: Not Listed
The species is not listed or protected by New York State.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: Typically 5 or fewer occurrences, very few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or some factor of its biology makes it especially vulnerable in New York State.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Did you know?
Dusky Dancers can be found in a variety of freshwater habitats, ranging from small to large rivers to wind-swept lakes (Lam 2004).

State Ranking Justification [-]
In New York, Argia translata was known from eight counties (Donnelly 1999) in the southern Hudson Valley and southern tier prior to the beginning of the New York Dragonfly and Damselfly Survey (NYDDS, 2005-2009). It was documented in 10 locations within five counties in this region of the state during the NYDDS (White et al. 2010).

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