Common Names: Argia genus, dancers, narrow-winged damselflies
This is a catch-all for unidentified damselflies in the Argia genus, which can be difficult to separate by photograph alone. It is a diverse genus which contains about 114 species and many more to be described. This genus of damselflies are known as dancers because of the distinctive jerky form of flight they use which contrasts with the straightforward direct flight of bluets, forktails and other pond damselflies. They are usually to be seen in the open where they catch flying insects on the wing rather than flying about among vegetation picking off sedentary prey items. They tend to land and perch flat on the ground, logs and rocks. When perched, they usually hold their wing slightly raised above the abdomen.