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Species Enallagma pallidum - Pale 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 pallidum (Pale Bluet)
Size
30-36 mm
Identification
Very similar to Attenuated (E. daeckii) and Slender (E. traviatum) bluets. Very pale, and very faintly marked with black. Abdominal segment 7 black in males, partly blue in male Attenuated Bluets. Abdominal segment 2 has full-length black mark on top, only partial dark mark in Attenuated Bluet. See Lam, p. 63. (1)
Range
Southeastern United States
Habitat
Slow-moving rivers, ponds, canals
Season
May-August (Virginia), April-August (Florida)
Food
Predatory on other insects
Print References
Lam, p. 63 (1)
Dunkle, pp. 114-115 (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Damselflies of the Northeast
Ed Lam. 2004. Biodiversity Books.
2.Damselflies of Florida, Bermuda, and the Bahamas
Sidney W. Dunkle. 1991. Scientific Publishers.