Vivid dancer
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Argia vivida

Habitat

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Status

Special Concern

Description

Vivid dancer is a robust damselfly that is 29.5-35mm long. Adults are bright or violet blue with black markings. Females may be more dull in colour or they can be orange, red, brown or black. The wings are clear with a distinct venation pattern.

Vivid dancer larvae inhibit thermal springs at least 10°C warmer than the mean annual air temperature and also low elevation cool springs in the Okanagan. The adults forage and roots near water habitat and nearby forests.

Threats

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Protect and conserve thermal and cool springs
Prevent livestock from open access to springs

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