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Damselfly - Enallagma cardenium

Damselfly - Enallagma cardenium
Pinellas County, Florida, USA
July 20, 2014
Damsel's are too confusing to me.

I would have NEVER thought this is where it goes. Thanks for the help!

Moved from ID Request.

This one is confusing!
looks like a blue form female Enallagma, but we don't know of any with just the top of segment 8 entirely blue. Thought it might be E. coecum which would be exciting, be we couldn't make the match. :(
Very interesting. We look forward to the response you get on this one.

Agree with your ID - Enallagma cardenium
Compare to R. Stephen Krotzer - Enallagma cardenium

The binomen E. cardenium is now used instead of E. coecum.

My opinion - the pattern on abdominal segment 2 of the female looks distinctive when compared to other female bluets.
The curved line that extends downward and then forward from the posterior part of the black dorsum of S2 looks distinctive to me.

Paulson (1) - states that the only two similar female bluets in range are E. geminatum and E. davisi.

To me - this damselfly very closely matches Paulson's blue female E. cardenium.

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