familiar bluet

(Enallagma civile)

Conservation Status
familiar bluet
Photo by Alfredo Colon
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

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.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Total Length: 1 to 2, average 1

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Permanent or temporary ponds and lakes, slow streams.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

Early June to early October

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Naiad Food

 
 

 

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 18, 24, 30.

 
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Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)  
 

Suborder

Zygoptera (damselflies)  
 

Superfamily

Coenagrionoidea  
 

Family

Coenagrionidae (narrow-winged damselflies)  
 

Genus

Enallagma (bluets)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

familiar bluet

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
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  Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)  
Enallagma civile (Familiar Bluet)
Allen Chartier
  Enallagma civile (Familiar Bluet)  
Familiar Bluet
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Other Videos
 
  Familiar Bluet (Coenagrionidae: Enallagma) Preparing to Mate
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Jul 29, 2010

Photographed near Fisher, Minnesota (28 July 2010).

 
  Familiar Bluet (Coenagrionidae: Enallagma civile) Male on Stem
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Jul 15, 2009

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

 
  Damselfly Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Alan Marshall
 
   
 
About

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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