Blackwater Bluet - Enallagma weewa (Byers, 1927)

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

Range & Habitat:

Found in the coastal plain; a typical damsel of small Pine Barrens rivers and streams, especially with tannin-strained waters.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 7 June
Late Date: 11 September

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

Male Lateral - Photo by Jim Bangma

A slender, mostly blackish bluet; the postocular spots and thoracic stripes are absent or obscured in adults. The lower thorax and AS9 usually are covered with pale pruinosity. Other bluets in the habitat will show more color on the thorax, Dusky Dancer is stockier and usually shows small blue triangles dorsally on S8&9.


Conservation Status:
State: S3S4 Apparently secure but should be watched
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range