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Related Species in COENAGRIONIDAE: Number of records for 2018 = 83

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Blue-tipped Dancer by Mark Shields
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Compare with: Enallagma weewa Argia fumipennis Argia translata
Note: these identification tips apply specifically to mature males; features may differ in immature males and in females.

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sciName Argia tibialis
mapClick on county for list of all its records for Blue-tipped Dancer
distribution Statewide, though possibly absent along the extreme northeastern coastal areas. Likely found in all mountain counties, though a few in the northern mountains lack records.
abundance Common to locally very common in the Piedmont and most of the Coastal Plain; fairly common to locally common in much of the mountains. Not common in the eastern part of the Coastal Plain, but at least uncommon to fairly common, except rare to absent in the extreme northeastern counties.
flight Downstate, occurs from late April to late September (and probably later) in the Coastal Plain and to late October in the Piedmont. The mountain flight occurs between mid-May and mid-September.
habitat Small and mainly wooded creeks/streams, typically with a few riffles. Less often along rivers or larger streams without riffles. Typically closer to forested creeks than other dancers.
behavior
comments This is still another dancer species that is common across most of the state and occurs in nearly all counties, but as with many, it is scarce or absent in the extreme northeastern part of the Coastal Plain. In GA, Beaton (2007) says it is "Often the most numerous dancer at any given site"; however, in NC, it shares abundance with a number of other dancer (Argia) species and does not seem quite as numerous as the Variable, Powdered, and Blue-ringed dancers.
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Species account update: LeGrand

Photo Gallery for Blue-tipped Dancer

Other NC Galleries:    Jeff Pippen    Will Cook    Ted Wilcox
Photo by: E. Corey

Comment: Washington County, 2007-06-30, blue-form female
Photo by: Ed Corey

Comment: Washington County, 2007-06-30, orange-phase female
Photo by: Ted Wilcox

Comment: Wilkes; P, 2006-06-30, male
Photo by: Ted Wilcox

Comment: Wilkes; P, 2006-06-30, female
Photo by: Paul Scharf

Comment: Halifax, 2008-06-18, female
Photo by: Salman Abdulali

Comment: Pitt, 2010-04-24, River Park North
Photo by: Doug Johnston, Vin Stanton

Comment: Madison, 2011-06-05, Sandy Mush Creek
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Henderson, 2011-06-07, Imaged at Fletcher Park - M
Photo by: Doug Johnston

Comment: Buncombe, 2011-06-24, Sandy Mush Gamelands, Bear creek access
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Transylvania, 2011-08-19, Brevard - Male
Photo by: Bob Oberfelder

Comment: Wake, 2007-09-09, Observed in Cary near Lochmere Golf Course, Female
Photo by: Bob Oberfelder

Comment: Wake, 2010-07-10, Observed in Cary at Lochmere Golf Course, female
Photo by: Bob Oberfelder

Comment: Wake, 2011-06-09, Observed in Cary at Lochmere Golf Course, female
Photo by: Mike Turner

Comment: Wake, 2012-07-14, William B. Umstead State Park-east of Big Lake
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston, Simon Thompson

Comment: Polk; P, 2012-08-04, FENCE - Female
Photo by: Steve Hall

Comment: Granville, 2013-05-31, Tar River near Berea, female
Photo by: Conrad Wernett

Comment: Columbus, 2014-05-24, - Lake Waccamaw drainage
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Orange, 2015-05-28, Eno Riverwalk
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Duplin, 2015-06-19, Northeast Cape Fear River, Chinquapin Boat Access
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Robeson, 2015-08-01, Lumber River State Park, Princess Ann Access
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Bladen, 2017-05-11, South River at Sloan's Bridge
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Sampson, 2015-08-23, Black River by kayak from Ivanhoe Boating Access to 0.5 km upstream of Dr Kerr Rd bridge
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Brunswick, 2015-09-05, Waccamaw River - along 4 km stretch upstream of NC 904 bridge
Photo by: John Petranka

Comment: Alamance, 2014-06-21, Shallow Ford Natural Area, at Haw River and along Homestead Trail - Common along trails and at Haw River
Photo by: Scott Hartley

Comment: Moore; C, 2004-06-05, WEWO
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Jones, 2017-04-28, Haywood Landing and Weetock Trail, Croatan National Forest
Photo by: Mark Shields, Hunter Phillips

Comment: Richmond; C, 2017-05-15, McKinney Lake State Fish Hatchery - ovipositing pairs in spillway
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Pender, 2017-05-19, Shelter Creek, lower 2 km
Photo by: Barbara McRae

Comment: Macon, 2017-06-28, Franklin, Little Tennessee River, Greenway - Morris Trace segment; on grass near river
Photo by: Barbara McRae

Comment: Macon, 2017-06-20, Franklin, Little Tennessee River, Greenway - On paved trail around Nickajack Bridge; photo of female
Photo by: Barbara McRae

Comment: Macon, 2017-06-20, Franklin, Little Tennessee River, Greenway - Old Airport Trail section; tandem pair at Mile 1.5, above river
Photo by: Rob Van Epps

Comment: Mecklenburg, 2017-07-08, Mallard Creek between Mallard Creek Church Rd and Harris Blvd.
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Onslow, 2017-07-14, New River, at Henry McAllister Landing
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: New Hanover, 2018-06-08, Northeast Cape Fear River at Riverside Park, Castle Hayne. Photo of female.
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Craven, 2018-06-16, Swift Creek; 7 km section between Cool Springs Boating Access Area and NC 43 bridge, by kayak - male
Photo by: Mike Turner

Comment: Davie, 2018-07-03, S. Yadkin River @ Cooleemee boating access
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Scotland, 2018-07-06, Lumber River State Park (LURI) - Chalk Banks Access
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Hoke, 2018-07-06, Lumber River at Wagram Boating Access Area
Photo by: Ken Kneidel

Comment: Catawba, 2018-06-24, Small vegetated pond at Jacob Fork Park, Newton, 36.633532,-81.311931