Scarlet Bluet - Enallagma pictum (Morse, 1895)

This is a species of concern. Please report any encounters to Odonata Central.

Range & Habitat:

Found locally throughout the Pine Barrens


Flight Season:
Early Date: 13 May
Late Date: 17 September

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Lateral - Photo by Allen Barlow
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Males are marked in red and black on the head and thorax; the abdomen is largely black dorsally and yellow to red laterally. Females may be yellow to orange but have very small postocular spots almost forming a line with the thin antehumeral bar which differentiate them from most red-form female forktails and other bluets.


Conservation Status:
State: S3 Rare in New Jersey
Global: G3 Very rare and local throughout its range, found locally in a restricted range, or vulnerable due to other factors