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Species Enallagma doubledayi - Atlantic Bluet

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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)
Species doubledayi (Atlantic Bluet)
Size
27-37mm long
Identification
Shorter terminal appendages on the male than Familiar Bluet, Enallagma civile, otherwise nearly identical. No black patches on the sides of abdominal segments 8 and 9 (1).
Range
The Southeast, and the Northeast coastal area
Habitat
ponds along the coastal plain
Season
mid May to Late October
See Also
Familiar Bluet, Enallagma civile--separation requires examination of male cerci or of female mesostigmal plate (on thorax) (2)
Print References
Lam, p. 73 (1)
Abbott, p. 113, photo 15d (2)
Dunkle, pp. 99-100, figs. 69-70 (3)
Internet References
Dave Czaplak (4)
Works Cited
1.Damselflies of the Northeast
Ed Lam. 2004. Biodiversity Books.
2.Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States
John C. Abbott. 2005. Princeton University Press.
3.Damselflies of Florida, Bermuda, and the Bahamas
Sidney W. Dunkle. 1991. Scientific Publishers.
4.Dave Czaplak--Maryland Dragonfly and Damselfly Identification Pages