Skimming Bluet - Enallagma geminatum (Kellicott, 1895)

Range & Habitat:

Found throughout the state.

Most common on ponds and lakes with emergent vegetation. It frequently perches on exposed lily pads and the like.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 8 May
Late Date: 13 October

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

Male Oblique - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Small, the abdomen is mostly black with a blue tip. The postocular spots are teardrop shaped. Lilypad Forktail has larger postocular spots, usually shows black laterally on S8&9 and perches with the tip of the abdomen touching the ground. Slender Bluet has less black on the thorax and is slightly larger. Other "black abdomen" Bluets are larger and usually lack the black marking on S2


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