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Lavender Dancer
Argia hinei
The Lavender Dancer (Argia hinei) is found fairly commonly in the southwestern U.S. from west Texas to southern California. The single male and tandem pair shown in the top 2 shots on this page were shot in Presidio Co., Texas in September, 2004, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300 mm F/4 L IS lens with a 2X extender and 550 EX flash.
Interestingly, this species has a few records in central Texas. Below are a couple shots from two different sites where this species has been found in the Texas Hill Country. The first shot of the two below was taken in Travis Co., Texas near Austin in May, 2005. The lower shot showing a pair in tandem was taken in Bandera Co., in April 2005. Specimens from both these sites are in the U.T. collection.
The next 4 shots (3 males and 1 female) were shot along a tiny stream in Presidio Co., Texas, in May, 2008. These images were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 l IS lens and 2X extender.
The shot of a pair of Lavender Dancers in tandem was taken in Sycamore Canyon, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, in May, 2008, with the same gear as described above.
Lavender Dancer
Argia hinei
male
Cienega Creek,
Big Bend Ranch State Park,
Presidio Co., Texas
22 August 2013

Lavender Dancer
Argia hinei
male
Bonita Creek,
Graham Co., Arizona
29 August 2013


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Lavender Dancer
Argia hinei
male
Cattail Falls trail,
Big Bend National Park,
Brewster Co., Texas
4 May 2015
Lavender Dancer
Argia hinei
male
Cattail Falls trail,
Big Bend National Park,
Brewster Co., Texas
4 May 2015
Lavender Dancer
Argia hinei
pair in tandem
Chinati Hot Springs,
Presidio Co., Texas
22 May 2015
Lavender Dancer
Argia hinei
male
Big Bend Ranch State Park,
Presidio Co., Texas
24 May 2015
Lavender Dancer
Argia hinei
male
Big Bend Ranch State Park,
Presidio Co., Texas
24 May 2015
Lavender Dancer
Argia hinei
male
Mike Murphy Ranch,
Travis Co., Texas
16 July 2015
Lavender Dancer
Argia hinei
male
Mike Murphy Ranch,
Travis Co., Texas
16 July 2015
Lavender Dancer
Argia hinei
male
Murphy Ranch,
7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
6 September 2016
Lavender Dancer
Argia hinei
male
Murphy Ranch,
7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
6 September 2016
Lavender Dancer
Argia hinei
male
Murphy Ranch,
ca 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
11 July 2017