Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Enallagma basidens - Double-striped Bluet

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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 basidens (Double-striped Bluet)
21-28mm long
Black shoulder stripe cleanly divided by narrow blue stripe is a distinctive feature. (1)
Florida to Ontario, west to Colorado and California, south to Texas and Mexico (see distribution map)
permanent and semipermanent ponds, lakes, reservoirs, and slow portions of streams and rivers
Late April to late October [Feb. 18 (TX) - Nov. 20 (NM)]
Internet References
live adult image plus description, size, distribution, habitat, and other info (Odonata Central)
live adult images detailing ID characteristics (Dragonflies and Damselflies of West Virginia)
live adult images of males & females in tandem and wheel (Texas A&M U.)
Works Cited
1.Damselflies of the Northeast
Ed Lam. 2004. Biodiversity Books.