Double-striped Bluet Enallagma basidens Calvert, 1902    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Coenagrionidae   >   Genus Enallagma   

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Double-striped Bluet (Enallagma basidens is a relatively recent addition to the eastern fauna, having undergone a relatively rapid range expansion from the southwest during the twentieth century (Lam, 2004). It is now found through much of the mid-Atlantic region. This diminutive species is among the smallest bluets species, and it can easily be overlooked in the dense vegetation lining the ponds and lakes it typically inhabits (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 127 records in the project database.

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A Double-striped Bluet in Howard Co., Maryland (7/21/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Double-striped Bluet in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (8/9/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A male Double-striped Bluet in Howard Co., Maryland (8/5/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Double-striped Bluet in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/28/2018). Photo by Lisa Shannon. (MBP list)

A Double-striped Bluet in Howard Co., Maryland (9/11/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Double-striped Bluet in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (8/9/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A female Double-striped Bluet in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/11/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Double-striped Bluet in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/5/2021). (c) jasoneavery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

A Double-striped Bluet in Carroll Co., Maryland (6/17/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Double-striped Bluets mating in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/10/2021). (c) Scot Magnotta, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Scot Magnotta via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Double-striped Bluets mating in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/8/2021). (c) jasoneavery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)


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