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Azure Bluet (Enallagma aspersum)


Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Azure Bluet



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A deep shade of turquoise graces the Azure Bluet, a small, slender damselfly at home in a large part of the continent.



Updated: 01/26/2021; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
The Azure Bluet is often seen flying near water sources that are slow-moving if they have a current at all. Ponds, marshes, bogs, and lakes are all great habitats for this type of damselfly that feeds on small flying insects. The striking blue color is seen on both males and females. A single blue band on each side of the thorax sits above more blue. A male has two bright blue 'eye spots' that sit on the backside of his round eyes. The last few segments of the abdomen are blue with a hint of black on the topside of the last segment. The female has two large blue spots on the 7th and 8th segments of her black abdomen. Azure Bluets are most active in summer.



General Characteristics
Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
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Taxonomic Hierarchy
Species Breakdown
Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
      Order: Odonata
        Family: Coenagrionidae
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          Genus: Enallagma
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            Species: aspersum
Identifying Information
Size, Colors, Features
Scientific Name: Enallagma aspersum
Category: Dragonfly or Damselfly
Size (Adult; Length): 27mm to 34mm (1.06" to 1.33")
Colorwheel Graphic Colors: black, blue
Descriptors: blue band, turquoise, skinny, flying, dragonfly
Relative Size Comparison
Typical Range Between 27mm and 34mm
Lo: 27mm
Md: 30.5mm
Hi: 34mm
Territorial Map*
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* MAP NOTES: The territorial heat map above showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Azure Bluet may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data is useful when attempting to see concentrations of particular species across the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some insects are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America. States/Territories shown above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Azure Bluet. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.

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