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Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
The Powdered Dancer (Argia moesta) is a damselfly of rivers and streams across much of the U.S. The first three photos here, of a male (at right) and female (next two shots), were digital captures with a Canon EOS 10D and EF 300 mm F4 L IS lens with a 1.4 extender and 550 EX flash. All three shots were taken in Travis Co., Texas in May, 2003.
The male shown here was at Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in June, 2007. The image was taken with the same gear as above.
The male here in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in April, 2007. It was photographed with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The male Powdered Dancer shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in June, 2008. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The next 2 shots of a pair of Powdered Dancers were taken in Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas, in June, 2008, with the same gear described previously.
The female Powdered Dancer shown here was in Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas, in June, 2008. This shot was taken with the same gear described previously.
The male Powdered Dancers in the next 2 shots were along the edge of the Caddo River in Montgomery Co., Arkansas, in June, 2009.
The male Powdered Dancer shown here was perched on a rock in the Narraguagus River, Washington Co., Maine, in August, 2009.
The shot of multiple pairs of Powdered Dancers in tandem and ovipositing shown shown here was taken on the Guadalupe River, Gonzales Co., Texas, in August, 2010. The shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The male Powdered Dancer on the right was in Corrales, Sandoval Co., New Mexico, in August, 2011. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The male Powdered Dancer on the right was along Onion Creek, near Dripping Springs, Hays Co., Texas,in July, 2012. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
13 April 2013
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
San Marcos River,
near Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
8 June 2013
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas
2 August 2013
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
brown form female
Independence Park,
Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas
2 August 2013
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Blanco River,
Blanco Co., Texas
13 August 2013
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Pedernales River Nature Park,
Johnson City,
Blanco Co., Texas
15 August 2013
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Balmorhea Lake,
Reeves Co. Texas
21 August 2013

Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
pair in copula
with a bee fly (Toxophora virgata) of the
Family Bombyliidae perched
on the abdomen of the male damselfly.
near Laguna Dam,
Yuma Co., Arizona
6 October 2013


32.8791
-114.4597

Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
pair in copula
near Laguna Dam,
Yuma Co., Arizona
6 October 2013


32.8791
-114.4597

Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
1 May 2014
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Towaliga River,
High Falls State Park,
Monroe Co., Georgia
29 May 2014
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male lacking pruinosity
Wild River State Park,
Chisago Co., Minnesota
18 June 2014
45.5232
-92.7315
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male lacking pruinosity
Sunrise River @ Sunrise Crossing
Chisago Co., Minnesota
18 June 2014
45.5651
-92.8646
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
St. Croix River @ Hwy 70 Rest Area,
Pine Co., Minnesota
18 June 2014
45.7739
-92.7829
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Milton Reimers Ranch Park,
Travis Co., Texas
26 June 2014
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Guadalupe River,
Independence Park,
Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas
3 July 2014
29.4834
-97.4486
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male - lacking pruinosity
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
14 August 2014
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Onion Creek @ Creek Road,
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
21 October 2014
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
brown form female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
13 April 2015
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male lacking pruinosity
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
15 April 2015
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
27 April 2015
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Rio Grande Village,
Big Bend National Park,
Brewster Co., Texas
30 April 2015
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
8 May 2015
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
female
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
8 May 2015
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
female
Big Bend Ranch State Park,
Presidio Co., Texas
24 May 2015
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Cibilo Creek,
Shafter,
Presidio Co., Texas
22 May 2015
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Ouachita National Forest,
McCurtain Co., Oklahoma
20 June 2015
Lat 34.2177, Lon -94.8188
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Hickman Creek,
Nicholasville,
Jessamine Co.,
Kentucky
23 June 2015
Lat 37.892359, Lon -84.514132
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Dry Branch,
near Morehead,
Rowan Co.,
Kentucky
24 June 2015
Lat 38.313649, Lon -83.386543
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
24 July 2015
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
17 September 2015
Lat 29.483507, Lon -97.449465
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
near the Guadalupe River,
Cuero,
DeWitt Co., Texas
17 September 2015
Lat 29.148149, Lon -97.318147
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
brown form female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
11 May 2016
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
brown form female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
11 May 2016
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
blue form female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
11 May 2016
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
11 May 2016
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Pedernales River Nature Park,
Johnson City,
Blanco Co., Texas
15 July 2016
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
22 July 2016
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
pair in copula
San Marcos River,
3 mi W of Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
22 July 2016
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
pair in copula
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
13 September 2016
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
30 March 2017
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
young male
Tucker Park
at Maidens Crossing,
Goochland Co., Virginia
8 June 2017
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Hardware River W.M.A.,
Fluvanna Co., Virginia
12 June 2017
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
29 June 2017
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
29 June 2017
Powdered Dancer
Argia moesta
pair in copula
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
29 June 2017