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