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Species Enallagma aspersum - Azure Bluet

Azure Bluet - Enallagma aspersum - female Unknown Damselfly - Enallagma aspersum Blue Fronted Dancer? - Enallagma aspersum Dancer or Bluet? - Enallagma aspersum Azure Bluet - Enallagma aspersum - female Dragonfly - Enallagma aspersum Azure Bluet - Enallagma aspersum - female Azure bluet - Enallagma aspersum - 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)
Species aspersum (Azure Bluet)
Numbers
One of 35 Nearctic species in the genus.
Size
27-34 mm
Identification
Male with very large blue eyespots. Segment 10 is black on top, while segments 8 and 9 are blue on top. Segment 7 is largely blue, but is black toward the front, and there is a characteristic pattern where the blue gives way to black.

Female with unmistakeable paired blue spots on segments 7 and 8. See Ed lam (1) page 58
Range
Most of the Eastern United States, also a disjunct population in Montana. In Canada, reported from Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.
Habitat
Shallow ponds, lakes, and bogs, usually fishless.
Season
June through October
Food
Tiny flying insects
Works Cited
1.Damselflies of the Northeast
Ed Lam. 2004. Biodiversity Books.