Damselfly/Dragonfly Fieldmark Details
Argia fumipennis (Variable Dancer) - male Place mouse over blue text to show highlights
Argia fumipennis (Variable Dancer)
A distinguishing feature of the mature male Variable Dancer is that it is purple with a blue tip on its abdomen (segments 9 and 10). A confirming feature is the forked black shoulder stripe.

The thorax is dark purple above and light purple below.

The black shoulder stripe is forked.

The abdomen is purple with black rings. Segments 8 and 9 are blue.