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Pale Bluet - Enallagma pallidum - female

Pale Bluet - Enallagma pallidum - Female
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
June 10, 2003
Josh Rose (Now Dr. Odonate!) believes this to be a Pale Bluet. This is a tough identification in the field, but it looks quite consistent with the illustration in Lam. (1) I believe this is a male.

I agree that it's a Pale Blue
I agree that it's a Pale Bluet, and really pale even for this species, but it's a female. Note the shape of the blue color on the upper surface of segment 8 (whole segment would be blue in a male), the absence of accesory genitalia under segment 2, and the shape of the cerci on segment 10...

Thanks, change made
Oh, thanks. I'll change the designation on the photo.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

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