Slender Bluet Enallagma traviatum Selys, 1876S3 (Watch list)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Coenagrionidae   >   Genus Enallagma   

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Slender Bluet (Enallagma traviatum) is a widespread damselfly related to the more range-restricted Attenuated Bluet (E. daeckii) and Pale Bluet (E. pallidum). This species is found in a wide variety of ponds and lakes with vegetation, often with forest edges nearby (Lam, 2004).In Maryland, this damsel is widespread, but usually uncommon. Both the nominate subspecies and the western subspecies westfalli occur in Maryland, and they may be found in close proximity in the Catoctin Mts. (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). Slender Bluet is ranked S3 (watch list) in Maryland.

There are 133 records in the project database.

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A female Slender Bluet in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/16/2019). Photo by Dave Roberts. (MBP list)

A Slender Bluet in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/9/2018). Photo by Robert Warren. (MBP list)

Slender Bluets in tandem in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (6/14/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Slender Bluet in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/28/2019). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

Slender Bluet in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/13/2020). (c) Jim Moore (Maryland), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Moore (Maryland) via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Mating Slender Bluets in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/30/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Slender Bluets mating in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (6/14/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Male and female Slender Bluets in tandem in York Co., Pennsylvania (7/18/2005). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Slender Bluet in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/29/2021). (c) rosalie-rick, all rights reserved. Photo by rosalie-rick via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

An ovipositing Slender Bluet in Howard Co., Maryland (6/13/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Slender Bluets in Charles Co., Maryland (7/4/2020). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

Slender Bluet in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/18/2021). (c) Benjamin Schwartz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Benjamin Schwartz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Slender Bluets mating in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/12/2021). (c) rosalie-rick, all rights reserved. Photo by rosalie-rick via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Slender Bluets mating in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/12/2021). (c) rosalie-rick, all rights reserved. Photo by rosalie-rick via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Slender Bluet in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/18/2021). (c) Benjamin Schwartz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Benjamin Schwartz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A male Slender Bluet near Barnstead, New Hampshire (7/4/2012). Photo by Jason Lambert. (MBP list)

Slender Bluets mating in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/12/2021). (c) rosalie-rick, all rights reserved. Photo by rosalie-rick via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A male Slender Bluet in Chesterfield Co., South Carolina (5/6/2012). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

A female Slender Bluet near Carolina Sandhills NWR, South Carolina (5/12/2012). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

Slender Bluets in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/1/2020). (c) Jason Avery, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jason Avery. (MBP list)

Slender Bluet in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/28/2021). (c) rosalie-rick, all rights reserved. Photo by rosalie-rick via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Slender Bluets in Somerset Co., Maryland (6/26/2014). First county record for Somerset. Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)


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