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Springwater Dancer (Argia plana)


Overview

Overview

Highland Dancer (Argia plana), a dragonfly listed as species of Special Concern in Wisconsin, is often found near springs associated with streams, especially those near rocky riffles. The flight season extends from mid-June to late August.

State status

Status and Natural Heritage Inventory documented occurrences in Wisconsin

The table below provides information about the protected status - both state and federal - and the rank (S and G Ranks) for Springwater Dancer (Argia plana). See the Working List Key for more information about abbreviations. Counties shaded blue have documented occurrences for this species in the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory database. The map is provided as a general reference of where occurrences of this species meet NHI data standards and is not meant as a comprehensive map of all observations.

Note: Species recently added to the NHI Working List may temporarily have blank occurrence maps.


Documented locations of Argia plana in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database as of July 2015.
Summary Information
State StatusSC/N
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankS2S3
Global RankG5
Tracked by NHIY
WWAP SGCN

Species guidance


A guidance document is not available at this time. Use the information from the other tabs and contact local biologists, as needed, to develop management and avoidance strategies.

Photos/Video

Photos


Springwater Dancer

Male and female Springwater Dancers in tandem.

Photo © Mike Reese.

Springwater Dancer

Female Springwater Dancer.

Photo © John & Cindy Anderson.

Springwater Dancer

Male Springwater Dancer.

Photo © Mike Reese.

Springwater Dancer

Male Springwater Dancer.

Photo © John & Cindy Anderson.


Last revised: Thursday, May 04, 2017