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Species Enallagma concisum - Cherry Bluet

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Classification
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 concisum ( Cherry Bluet)
Size
27-33 mm length
Identification
Overall color is blackish. Mature males extensively marked with red.
Range
Coastal Plain: North Carolina south to Florida, west to Louisiana.
Habitat
Sandy-bottomed lakes, ponds, sometimes sloughs, with emergent vegetation.
Season
March-September (Louisiana). February-December (Florida).
Print References
Abbott, p. 108, photo 14c
Dunkle, pp. 121-122, figs. 90, 91 (1)
Works Cited
1.Damselflies of Florida, Bermuda, and the Bahamas
Sidney W. Dunkle. 1991. Scientific Publishers.