familiar bluet

(Enallagma civile)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

familiar bluet

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common

Flight/Season

Early June to early October

Habitat

Permanent or temporary ponds and lakes, slow streams.

Size

Total Length: 1 to 2, average 1

Photo by Alfredo Colon
 
Identification

The pale shoulder stripe is wider than the adjacent dark stripe. The eyespots are moderately sized and teardrop-shaped.

The male is mostly blue on abdominal segments 2 through 5.

The female pale areas are pale blue to olive-tan. Abdominal segments 2 through 5 are mostly black. Segments 8 and 9 are usually pale above, sometimes black.

 
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Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7, 18, 30.
 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)

 

Suborder:

Zygoptera (damselflies)

 

Superfamily:

Coenagrionoidea

 

Family:

Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)

 
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Common
Names

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  Familiar Bluet (Coenagrionidae: Enallagma) Preparing to Mate
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 29, 2010

Photographed near Fisher, Minnesota (28 July 2010).

   
       
  Familiar Bluet (Coenagrionidae: Enallagma civile) Male on Stem
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 15, 2009

Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (15 July 2009).

   
       
  Damselfly Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
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Published on Apr 4, 2012

at Fogg Dam, NT, Australia April 2011

   
       

 

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Alfredo Colon
10/6/2019

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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