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Bluet I - Enallagma durum

Bluet I - Enallagma durum
Belle Haven Park near Alexandria, Virginia, USA
August 12, 2008
I posted the companion picture separately as I'm not entirely sure that they're the same individual. The area by the water line was full of them. My guess is a Marsh Bluet.

Big Bluet?
This appears to be a male Big Bluet (Enallagma duram) based on the abdominal patterning and postocular spots... Those light blue markings between the eyes. See how the spots are connected by a bar? Marsh Bluet's postocular spots are not. Also, the black markings dorsally on the abdomen are shaped like daggers.


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