New York Natural Heritage Program
Dusky Dancer
Argia translata Hagen in Selys, 1865

Habitat [-]
Dusky Dancers are known to inhabitat rivers and creeks of various sizes as well as wind-swept lakes in New York (Lam 2004, NY Natural Heritage Program 2017).

Associated Ecological Communities [-]
  • Confined river*
    The aquatic community of relatively large, fast flowing sections of streams with a moderate to gentle gradient.

    * probable association but not confirmed
  • Mesotrophic dimictic lake*
    The aquatic community of a lake that is intermediate between an oligotrophic lake and a eutrophic lake. These lakes are dimictic: they have two periods of mixing or turnover (spring and fall); they are thermally stratified in the summer, and they freeze over and become inversely stratified in the winter.

    * probable association but not confirmed

Associated Species [-]
  • Variable Dancer (Argia fumipennis violacea)
  • Skimming Bluet (Enallagma geminatum)
  • Orange Bluet (Enallagma signatum)
  • Prince Baskettail (Epicordulia princeps)
  • Swamp Spreadwing (Lestes vigilax)
  • Slaty Skimmer (Libellula incesta)
  • Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
  • Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera)