Sunday, August 18, 2013

Skimming Bluet

Erika and I added this Skimming Bluet to our ever-growing list of odonates. It perched in the vegetation along a dock at Roy Lake in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, on 11 August 2013. I have previously blogged that I find bluets extremely difficult to identify. With help from Scott King and also a wonderful book, Damselflies of the Northeast, I discovered the distinguishing features of this species include a wavy blue line on the side of the second abdominal segment, a thin blue eye streak, and the black last abdominal segment.

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