Family: Pond Damsels (Coenagrionidae)
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The blue markings on blue-tipped dancers and some other odonate species turn gray at cool temperatures (Dunkle 1990).
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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.
There is no information on population trends for this species at known locations, as nearly all of the sites have only recently been documented. It is not clear if this southern species is expanding its range northward or if the recent records simply reflect the general increase in survey efforts for odonates in general.
The fact that only one record was known historically and that a number of new locations for this southern species have been found in recent years, suggests that this species may be expanding its range to the north.