marsh bluet

(Enallagma ebrium)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

marsh bluet

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

 

Flight/Season

June to August

Habitat

Marshy ponds

Size

Total Length: 1 to 1, average 1

Photo by Alfredo Colon
 
Identification

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.

 
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Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7, 16, 18, 24, 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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Found at a marsh-like pond.

 
     
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  Marsh Bluet (Coenagrionidae: Enallagma ebrium) Female, Anterior View
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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
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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

marsh bluet


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Summer 2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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