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Sooty Dancer
Argia lugens
The Sooty Dancer (Argia lugens) is a large, dark damselfly of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. It often perches on rocks in stream beds. The first shot was taken in the Chinati Mountains of 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. The next shot of the pair in tandem was taken with the same equipment, also in September, 2004, but at Big Bend Ranch State Park in Presidio Co., Texas.
The next 3 shots of Sooty Dancer were taken in the Davis Mountains, Jeff Davis Co., Texas, in June, 2005, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash. The first shot shows a female while the next two shots show a male.
The male Sooty Dancer shown here was in Presidio Co., Texas, in May, 2008. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The male Sooty Dancer on the right was in Cottonwood Canyon, Comanche National Grasslands, Baca Co., Colorado, in July, 2011. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
Sooty Dancer
Argia lugens
female
Cienega Creek,
Big Bend Ranch State Park,
Presidio Co., Texas
22 August 2013
Sooty Dancer
Argia lugens
female
San Francisco River,
near Clinton,
Greenlee Co., Arizona
25 August 2013

Sooty Dancer
Argia lugens
male
Bonita Creek,
Graham Co., Arizona
29 August 2013


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Sooty Dancer
Argia lugens
male
Cibilo Creek,
Shafter,
Presidio Co., Texas
22 May 2015
Sooty Dancer
Argia lugens
female
Cibilo Creek,
Shafter,
Presidio Co., Texas
24 May 2015
Sooty Dancer
Argia lugens
male
Rio Grande near Pilar,
Taos Co., New Mexico
20 August 2015
Lat 36.2666, Lon -105.7942
Sooty Dancer
Argia lugens
male
Rio Grande near Pilar,
Taos Co., New Mexico
20 August 2015
Lat 36.2666, Lon -105.7942
Sooty Dancer
Argia lugens
male
Rio Grande near Rinconada,
Taos Co., New Mexico
20 August 2015
Lat 36.230181, Lon -105.856184
Sooty Dancer
Argia lugens
male
Rio Grande near Rinconada,
Taos Co., New Mexico
20 August 2015
Lat 36.230181, Lon -105.856184
Sooty Dancer
Argia lugens
male
Gila River at Gila Cliff Dwellings,
Catron Co., New Mexico,
28 August 2015
Sooty Dancer
Argia lugens
male
Middle Fork Gila River,
Gila Cliff Dwellings Natiional Monument,
Catron Co., New Mexico
29 August 2015