Attenuated Bluet Enallagma daeckii (Calvert, 1903)S3 (Watch list)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Coenagrionidae   >   Genus Enallagma   


Attenuated Bluet (Enallagma daeckii) is the longest species in the genus Enallagma. This aptly-named species is related to Pale Bluet (E. pallidum and Slender Bluet (E. traviatum), but is substantially longer than either. This damselfly favors dense shady brush in wooded swamps and sandy lakes (Lam, 2004) (Paulson, 2011). In Maryland, Attenuated Bluet is rare in the Piedmont region, and uncommon along the coastal plain and Eastern Shore (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). It is ranked as S3 (watch list).

There are 21 records in the project database.

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A female Attenuated Bluet in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/28/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Attenuated Bluet in Charles Co., Maryland (7/4/2020). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An Attenuated Bluet in Prince George's Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

An Attenuated Bluet in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/14/2007). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

An Attenuated Bluet near Carolina Sandhills NWR, South Carolina (5/5/2012). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

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