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Prairie Bluet ? - Coenagrion angulatum - female

Prairie Bluet ? - Coenagrion angulatum - Female
Hillside Beach, Manitoba, Canada
June 14, 2009
Found in tall grass, on outskirts of aspen forest. Need confirmation of id. If you agree this is Prairie Bluet, I believe we need a new species page. thanks!

Moved from Eurasian Bluets.

Moved from ID Request.

Indeed, Coenagrion angulatum!
Congrats on a new species (and a lovely image to boot)! Matches very nicely with the female's colour pattern illustrated in John Acorn's Damselflies of Alberta, and it is very distinctive anyway, particularly the dorsals S2 and S8. Although I wrote earlier this week to ask to become an editor, I have not received word yet, so I cannot make the species page (Sorry). Perhaps one of the regulars will have a look and do so...In the meanwhile, perhaps post this image on the Order page or even the suborder page, but there is no doubt in my mind as to its ID. Cheers!

I should add...
The unique colour pattern on segment 8 is also one of the features in the "Damselflies of North America, Westfall and May 2006" key to female Coenagrion, so that really nails it.

Coenagrion angulatum
Denis, thanks for the confirmation and the kind words. I will take your advice and I will put the image on the Coenagrion page. Cheers.

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