Pine Barrens Bluet - Enallagma recurvatum (Davis, 1913)

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

Range & Habitat:

Found in bogs in the pine barrens (duh!) An early flier.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 8 May
Late Date: 27 June

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

Male Lateral - Photo by Allen Barlow
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Small, with small postocular spots and no occipital bar. The blue humeral stripe is usually about 1.5x the width of the black antehumeral and the abdomen is usually more black than blue. There is usually a black lateral mark on S8.

New England Bluet tends to be more blue but cannot be positively identified without examination of the claspers.

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