Tule Bluet - Enallagma carunculatum (Morse, 1895)

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

Range & Habitat:

Has been reported locally from the counties in the northwest.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 12 May
Late Date: 5 September

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

Male Dorsal - Photo by Jim Bangma
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A medium sized bluet with a blue and black abdomen, usually with more black than blue. The black humeral stripes are about 1/2 the width of the blue antehumerals. The postocular spots are small and triangular, separated by a thin occiptial bar.

Compare with Familiar Bluet and Azure Bluet.

Conservation Status:
State: S1S2 Imperiled to critically imperiled in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range