The Paiute Dancer (Argia alberta) is a damselfly of parts of the central and western United States, occurring from western Iowa to Oregon and south to parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. It occupies areas of sedges and other marshy habitats along slow moving streams, as well as lakes and ponds. The first eleven images on this page show Paiute Dancers in Cottonwood Canyon, Comanche National Grasslands, Baca Co., Colorado, in July, 2011. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash. The first two shots show males.
A pair in tandem is shown on the right.
The next two images show male Paiute Dancers.
Another pair in copula.
The shot on the right shows an Aztec Dancer (Argia nahuana) on the left perched near a male Paiute Dancer.
The next two shots show different female Paiute Dancers.
Two shots of a male Paiute Dancer are shown next.
The next two shots of male Paiute Dancers were taken at the BLM Overflow Wetlands adjacent to Bottomless Lakes S.P., Chavez Co., New Mexico, in July, 2012.