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Genus Enallagma - American Bluets

Atlantic Bluet - Enallagma doubledayi - female Vesper bluet , first female for BG? - Enallagma vesperum - female golden damselfly - Enallagma signatum Damselfly - Enallagma boreale Raspberry Pyrausta as prey - Enallagma carunculatum Double-striped Bluet - Enallagma basidens Orange Bluet? - Enallagma signatum Arrooyo Bluet - Enallagma praevarum - male
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)
Other Common Names
See The Odonata of North America for common and scientific names.
Explanation of Names
Common name "Bluet" comes from the blue coloration of many members of the species (1).
Numbers
Largest genus in family Coenagrionidae. (2) Nearctica.com lists 35 North American species. Odonata of North America lists 37 species.
Print References
Lam, pp. 50-78 (1)
Works Cited
1.Damselflies of the Northeast
Ed Lam. 2004. Biodiversity Books.
2.A Field Guide to Insects
Richard E. White, Donald J. Borror, Roger Tory Peterson. 1998. Houghton Mifflin Co.