Northern Bluet Damselfly

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At just 1 1/4 inches long, the (Enallaganya cyathigerum) would be difficult to spot were it not for the male’s striking blue coloration.

Here in coastal Maine they are found around ponds and swamps. Look for them in the tall grass. These photos were taken around a small pond and marsh on the campus of the University of Maine at Machias.

Generally smaller than their cousins, the Dragonfles, Damsels belong to the suborder Zygoptera. You can easily note the difference as Damsels fold their wings together along their abdomen when at rest. hold their wings out straight.

Another great place to look for Damsels is on lily pads!

Bluets can be found in Maine from May through July!Summer in Maine is full of nature’s wonder. Come on Downeast and enjoy the season.

Steven Scott

Steven Scott

is a photonaturalist blogger based in Florida and Maine. He has surveyed butterflies with Earthwatch Institute in the mountains of Vietnam, tagged juvenile snook with Mote Marine Laboratory in the mangroves of Florida and filmed a BioBlitz insect survey in Acadia National Park. A registered nurse and retired Army officer, Steven believes man is an integral part of nature and travels annually to Vietnam with humanitarian medical teams from Vets With a Mission.

Steven Scott

Steven Scott

Steven Scott is a photonaturalist blogger based in Florida and Maine. He has surveyed butterflies with Earthwatch Institute in the mountains of Vietnam, tagged juvenile snook with Mote Marine Laboratory in the mangroves of Florida and filmed a BioBlitz insect survey in Acadia National Park. A registered nurse and retired Army officer, Steven believes man is an integral part of nature and travels annually to Vietnam with humanitarian medical teams from Vets With a Mission.

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rbehrstock
rbehrstock

Hi Steven,
Very nice images (and others on the web). Thanks. Not an earthshaking issue, but if you can get back into this site (and your own), you may wish to clean up the spelling of Enallagma as it will facilitate Internet searches.