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Boreal Bluet Damselfly (Enallagma boreale)
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Boreal Bluet (Enallagma boreale)

General: Boreal Bluet Damselflies (Enallagma boreale) are small, blue, damselflies that are more blue than black. The third abdominal segment (counting from the front) is more than 50% blue. Black stripe on side of thorax is not uniformly thick (pinched in the middle).

These active creatures are harmless to humans, but they are voracious predators of small flying insects such as flies and mosquitoes. There are some good places for Watching Damselflies Around Las Vegas.

Boreal Bluet (Enallagma boreale)

Taxonomy: Order Odonata, Suborder Zygoptera, Family Coenagrionidae.

Where to Find: Around Las Vegas, Boreal Bluets are uncommon. Look for them around bodies of water such as the ponds at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, the Clark County Wetlands Park, and the Duck Creek Ponds.

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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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