Variable Dancer

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Variable Dancer
Argia fumipennis.jpg
Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Argia
Species: A. fumipennis
Binomial name
Argia fumipennis
(Burmeister, 1839)
  • A. f. atra
  • A. f. fumipennis
  • A. f. violacea

The Variable Dancer (Argia fumipennis) is a damselfly of the family Coenagrionidae. It is native to North America, where it is widespread throughout the east and present in the interior western United States.[1]

There are three subspecies. The male of the subspecies A. f. violacea (the Violet Dancer) is purple with a blue tip.[2]


  1. ^ Argia fumipennis. NatureServe. 2012.
  2. ^ Paseka, J. M. Argia fumipennis violacea. Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies. 2010.

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