Author is Byers, 1927. Species name weewa (or wewa) is, perhaps, a place name. Compare Wewahitchka, Florida.
length 30-30 mm
Long, thin, and dark. Adult male is distinctive, with body mostly black and just abdominal segment nine blue. Female has distinctive pattern of black, blue, and brown stripes on thorax. Teneral male is similar to female (1)(2).
Coastal Plain: Rhode Island, Long Island, New Jersey, south to Florida, west to Louisiana.
Tannin-stained (blackwater) streams, sometimes lakes.
June-September (New Jersey). February-November (Florida).
Author of species is apparently Charles Francis Byers, whose notable works included Contribution to the Knowledge of Florida Odonata (1930). Obituary: Westfall, M.J., 1982, Charles Francis Byers, Odonatologica, 11(3):245-249 (referenced here).
Argia tibialis - Blue-tipped Dancer--male has similar pattern, but note abdominal segments 9 and 10 blue (just 9 in Blackwater Bluet)
Contributed by Giff Beaton on 25 February, 2006 - 8:45pm Additional contributions by cotinis Last updated 22 July, 2007 - 11:14pm
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