Atlantic Bluet - Enallagma doubledayi (Selys, 1850)

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

Range & Habitat:

Found throughout the coastal plain.


Flight Season:
Early Date: 12 May
Late Date: 23 October

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

Male Dorsal - Photo by Jim Bangma

Very similar to Familiar Bluet and Big Bluet, there may be as-yet undiscovered differences in markings. It generally is slightly smaller, with tear-drop shaped postocular spots. At this stage of field ID, the shape of the terminal appendages must be critically examined to differentiate them.

See Familiar Bluet and Big Bluet

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