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Narrow-winged Damselfly - Enallagma hageni - male

Narrow-winged Damselfly - Enallagma hageni - Male
Edmundston, Madawaska County, New Brunswick, Canada
June 7, 2011
Which genus or species?

Moved from American Bluets.


Genus Enallagma, probably hageni...
Interesting! What is confusing here is that USUALLY hageni shows much more blue on the abdomen, but from what I can see the cerci would fit for this species. This is unusual,as I don't know of many (if any) specimens from the Maritimes which are so predominantly dark. There is mention in Ed Lam's book of "intermediate"-type individuals from New Jersey. Did you keep the specimen?

No, I didn't keep the specime
No, I didn't keep the specimen. But I photograph two others which could be the female as they have a tan color. I didn't post them on BG, but they are on Pbase Pbase

Both the individuals on Pbase are still males, but not yet blue. They definitely appear to be male hageni, based on the shape of the cerci or "claspers" at the end of the tail. Compare with: and also

Thanks Denis, nice photo, I w
Thanks Denis, nice photo, I will give attention on these details next summer..

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