Attenuated Bluet - Enallagma daeckii (Calvert, 1903)

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

Range & Habitat:

Recorded primarily from the Pine Barrens.

Inhabits sandy ponds and seeps.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 2 June
Late Date: 10 August

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

Male Lateral - Photo by Jim Bangma
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A long, slender bluet;the mostly black abdomen has a rather long blue tip. The black thoracic stripes are reduced or absent. Postocular spots are large and rounded-triangular but blend in with the blue head and eyes.

Compare to the smaller Slender Bluet which is usually found on ponds and lakes as well as the riverine Stream Bluet and Turquoise Bluet.

Conservation Status:
State: S3S4 Apparently secure but should be watched
Global: G4 Apparently secure globally