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Species Enallagma aspersum - Azure 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 aspersum (Azure Bluet)
One of 35 Nearctic species in the genus.
27-34 mm
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
Most of the Eastern United States, also a disjunct population in Montana. In Canada, reported from Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.
Shallow ponds, lakes, and bogs, usually fishless.
June through October
Tiny flying insects
Works Cited
1.Damselflies of the Northeast
Ed Lam. 2004. Biodiversity Books.