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Stream Bluet - Enallagma exsulans - male

Stream Bluet - Enallagma exsulans - Male
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
June 15, 2010
The thorax stripes look to me like a Blackwater Bluet female, but the abdomen doesn't look right. Could it be a young male? Or some other species?

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Stream Bluet - Enallagma exsulans - male Stream Bluet - Enallagma exsulans - male

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

We don't know if the young males are more likely
to show the brown shoulder stripe or if it has something to do with lighting. In addition to BugGuide, where we found our image with a brown stripe that we referenced. Odonata Central is a great site for Odonate info. We went there to find a range map for weewa, here and here are their images for exsulans. The female, by the way, is pretty uniquely colored and would be easy to ID.

 
Thank you
Thank you for your unending patience and for providing links to such valuable resources. I finally see what I was missing before, and I see that he's definitely a stream bluet. Thank you.

Can't see the tip of the abdomen well,
but what do you think of this maybe being E. exsulans
?
We think weewa is a coastal species. New Jersey to Louisiana?

 
Thanks for your insight
I didn't realize that weewa was a coastal species, so mine definitely can't be Blackwater bluet. I've added the best pictures I have of the abdomen (sorry they're so poor). I didn't consider Stream bluet because the thorax doesn't seem to match the pictures in Lam (male has narrow blue shoulder stripes with no brown, and female is pale green, not blue). Do you think this might be a YOUNG MALE Stream bluet?

 
your new pictures appear to b
your new pictures appear to be different individuals so they should not be linked to the first two

 
photos deleted
Thanks, I deleted those two additional photos.

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