Northern Bluet Enallagma annexum (Hagen, 1861)S1 (Highly state rare)  -  Western MD only    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Coenagrionidae   >   Genus Enallagma   


A rare damselfly of grassy still water wetlands. Found only in Garrett County. Ranked as an S1 due to its rarity in Maryland. This species is primarily northern in distribution, and Maryland is near the southern edge of its range.


Northern and Boreal Bluet females are nearly impossible to distinguish from photographs. Boreal Bluets (Enallagma boreale) have never been recorded in MD, but there is hope that they will turn up in Garrett County.

There are 4 records in the project database.

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Northern Bluets in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/15/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A female Northern Bluet found in a beaver pond in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/15/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Northern Bluet (blue form female) in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/2/2011). Photo by Rick Cheicante. (MBP list)

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