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Double-striped Bluet - Enallagma basidens

Double-striped Bluet - Enallagma basidens
Beech Fork Lake, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA
May 26, 2007
I was lucky enough to photograph a second one the same day!

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Double-striped Bluet - Enallagma basidens Double-striped Bluet - Enallagma basidens

Moved
Moved from American Bluets.

Moved
Moved from Damselflies.

Bluet
Hi Steve. Bluets are a type of Damselfly. Damselflies are a big group in Odonata--the latter group also includes Dragonflies. Damselflies are smaller and more slender and weaker fliers than Dragonflies.

This looks like Double-Striped Bluet, which is certainly present in West Virginia.

 
Bluet
Thanks for the I.D. I was particularly struck by the blue eyes on these. They are quite beautiful!

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