Enallagma civile

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Photograph by Greg Goebel.

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Enallagma civile – familiar bluet – damselfly, Loveland, Colorado, 2009.

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Nice picture.

I wonder if coloring has anything to do with mating season. National Geographic just had a picture of mating damselflies up on February 13.

Mike Elzinga said:

Nice picture.

Thanks. Got it with my pocket camera – the beast was very cooperative, sat there quietly while I was right on top of it. Got another good shot from the top, it’s so bizarre-looking that it’s hard to figure out what it is.

It was early morning and there was strong direct sunlight. It’s very difficult to get a decent shot of a “bug” in anything less.

I’d say it’s a teneral male Enallagma civile, aka a Familiar Bluet. Good shot of it too.

Pete Moulton said:

I’d say it’s a teneral male Enallagma civile, aka a Familiar Bluet. Good shot of it too.

“Teneral” Ah, thank Bob for “define:” – post-moulted state. Might explain why it was so cooperative with being photographed.

Handsome subject. I often see them in and around the local creeks.

I’d say it’s a teneral male Enallagma civile, aka a Familiar Bluet.

Fixed! Many thanks.

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