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Species Enallagma exsulans - Stream Bluet

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Zygoptera (Damselflies)
Family Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged Damselflies)
Genus Enallagma (American Bluets)
Species exsulans (Stream Bluet)
One of 35 Nearctic species in the genus.
29-38 mm.
Mature males: In dorsal and lateral views, only segment 9 is completely blue. Eyespots are small and narrow and connected by an occipital bar. Predominantly black abdomen in the middle segments; in dorsal view narrow blue rings are present.
In the United States, from the Great Plains eastward. The range also continues from Texas into Mexico. In Canada, reported from these provinces: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.
May to September in most areas.
Tiny flying insects.
Print References
Works Cited
1.Damselflies of the Northeast
Ed Lam. 2004. Biodiversity Books.
2.Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies