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Another Bluet who hasn't read the book. - Enallagma basidens - male - female

Another Bluet who hasn't read the book. - Enallagma basidens - Male Female
Birdseye, Dubois County, Indiana, USA
August 2, 2012
This might be Double-striped Bluet, E. basidens. The "double" in shoulder stripe just barely shows, but the blue stripe appears 2-parted (huh?) and the female ain't spose to have blue on terminal segments. Anyone have idea of species?

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Another Bluet who hasn't read the book. - Enallagma basidens - male - female Another Bluet who hasn't read the book. - Enallagma basidens - male - female

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Your ID Is Correct - Enallagma basidens


Per Paulson (1)
For both genders note the doubled median and humeral stripes on the thorax.
On the male - the narrow black line on the dorsum of largely blue abdominal segement 3 is unique.
The female is distinctive among typical bluets in gradually becoming bluer toward the rear.

I don't know what the cause is for the "split" in the blue antehumeral stripe.

 
thanks william - appreciate t
thanks william - appreciate that.

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