Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies

Division of Entomology

Aztec Dancer

Argia nahuana

Calvert, 1902

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Aztec Dancer is uncommon in Nebraska. It is a western and southern species reaching its northern limits in southern Nebraska. It is found on clear, sandy streams and occasionally on ponds associated with such streams.

Males are bright blue with black abdominal rings. Their black shoulder stripes are usually forked in the upper 1/2. The legs are pale. Females are pale brown or pale blue.

Aztec Dancer
Aztec Dancer

Size: 28-35 mm (1.1-1.3 in)

Habitat: springs and spring fed streams

Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, NM

Flight season: late June to August

Aztec Dancer map

Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Yellow indicates sight record only.

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