New York Natural Heritage Program
Blue-tipped Dancer
Argia tibialis (Rambur, 1842)
Insects
Blue-tipped Dancer Jeremy Martin
Family: Pond Damsels (Coenagrionidae)

State Protection: Not Listed
The species is not listed or protected by New York State.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S3
A State Rarity Rank of S3 means: Typically 21 to 100 occurrences, limited acreage, or miles of stream in New York State.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
The blue markings on blue-tipped dancers and some other odonate species turn gray at cool temperatures (Dunkle 1990).

State Ranking Justification [-]
To date, this species has been recorded on just ten rivers or streams in just two regions of the state. Although it is highly likely that it will be found on additional waters, it is uncertain as to whether it will be found in additional drainages. There are a number of potential and likely threats to the lotic waters occupied by this species and there is virtually no information available on the linear extent of occupied rivers and streams or population sizes on these waters.

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