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Species Enallagma geminatum - Skimming Bluet

Skimming Bluet - Enallagma geminatum - male Turquoise or Skimming Bluet - Enallagma geminatum Damselfly - Enallagma geminatum blue damsel - Enallagma geminatum - female Skimming Bluet - Enallagma geminatum - male Skimming Bluet? - Enallagma geminatum Skimming Bluet - Enallagma geminatum damselfly - Enallagma geminatum - female
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 geminatum (Skimming Bluet)
One of 35 Nearctic species.
18-29 mm
Nebraska to Texas and south into Mexico; Minnesota to Maine and south to Florida. In Canada: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick.
Slow-moving streams; well-vegetated ponds and lakes.
Primarily a summer species.
Tiny flying insects.
Print References
Works Cited
1.Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies
2.Damselflies of the Northeast
Ed Lam. 2004. Biodiversity Books.