Pale Bluet Enallagma pallidum Root, 1923S1 (Highly state rare)  -  Coastal Plain only    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Coenagrionidae   >   Genus Enallagma   


Pale Bluet (Enallagma pallidum is related to Attenuated Bluet (E. daeckii) and Slender Bluet (E. traviatum). It typically is found at brushy swamps, lakes, and ponds, where it often perches in shade, similar to Attenuated Bluet. This coastal plain species is at the northern limit of its distribution in Maryland, and it is considered highly state rare (S1). There are recent records from three Eastern Shore counties (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 13 records in the project database.

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A male Pale Bluet in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/24/2009). Maryland has records from Wicomico Co. (1922 and 2003), as well as from Caroline Co. in 2009. Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A male Pale Bluet in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/24/2009). Photo by Hans Holbrook. (MBP list)

A female Pale Bluet in Alachua Co., Florida (4/6/2005). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Pale Bluet in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/11/2022). (c) Scot Magnotta, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Scot Magnotta via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

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