marsh bluet

(Enallagma ebrium)

Conservation Status
marsh bluet
Photo by Alfredo Colon
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

On the male, the black shoulder stripe on the thorax is moderately wide.

The upper (dorsal) side of abdominal segments 2 through 5 is mostly blue with a small black area at the tip. Segment 6 is blue on the basal half, black on the tip half. Segment 7 is mostly black with a narrow blue band at the base. Segments 8 and 9 are entirely blue.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Total Length: 1 to 1, average 1

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Marshy ponds

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

June to August

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Naiad Food

 
 

 

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 16, 18, 24, 30.

 
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Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)  
 

Suborder

Zygoptera (damselflies)  
 

Superfamily

Coenagrionoidea  
 

Family

Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)  
 

Genus

Enallagma (bluets)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

marsh bluet

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Found at a marsh-like pond.

 
Marsh Bluet
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Other Videos
 
  Marsh Bluet (Coenagrionidae: Enallagma ebrium) Female, Anterior View
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jun 12, 2010

Hard to see from this angle. Photographed at Kellys Slough NWR, North Dakota (11 June 2010).

 
  Marsh Bluet (Coenagrionidae: Enallagma ebrium) Male
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jun 29, 2009

Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (29 June 2009).

 
  Marsh Bluet (Coenagrionidae: Enallagma ebrium) with Bent Abdomen
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on May 26, 2010

Photographed near Fisher, Minnesota (26 May 2010).

 
       

 

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  Norm & Peg Dibble
7/18/2019

Location: Maple Grove, MN

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  Alfredo Colon
Summer 2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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