Stream Bluet - Enallagma exsulans (Hagen, 1861)

Range & Habitat:

Recorded throughout most of the state.

Most commonly found along streams and rivers where it can be abundant at times.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 25 May
Late Date: 13 September

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 mostly black abdomen with blue apical rings. The characteristic blue tip has S9 all blue and S8&10 blue ventrally and black dorsally. The postocular spots are small and triangular and separated by a small occipital bar.

The most common of the "black abdomen" bluets, it is the standard for comparison with Turquoise Bluet, Slender Bluet and Attenuated Bluet.

Conservation Status:
State: S5 Demonstrably secure in the state
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range