Turquoise Bluet - Enallagma divagans (Selys, 1876)

Range & Habitat:

Recorded from most counties; the gaps may be due to lack of searching.

Most commonly found along rivers and streams.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 8 May
Late Date: 6 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 medium sized bluet with a largely black abdomen; S8&9 are blue and S10 is usually blue laterally. Postocular spots are rather small and teardrop shaped. The antehumeral and humeral stripes are about the same width. Females have blue on S9 with two small basal black spots, reminding one of some sprites, there may also be some basal blue on S8.

Compare with Stream and Slender Bluet throughout the state and Attenuated Bluet in the Pine Barrens.

Conservation Status:
State: S4S5 Apparently to demonstrably secure in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range