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Familiar Bluet Damselfly (Enallagma civile)
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Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)

General: Familiar Bluet Damselfly (Enallagma civile) are medium-sized damselflies. Males are more blue than black. The third abdominal segment (counting from the front) is more than 50% blue. Black shoulder stripe is uniformly thick (not pinched in the middle; compare with Vivid Dancer). Females are similar, except gray where males are blue.

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.

Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)

Taxonomy: Order Odonata, Suborder Zygoptera, Family Coenagrionidae.

Where to Find: Around Las Vegas, Familiar Bluets are fairly common. Look for them around bodies of water such as springs at Red Rock Canyon and Lake Mead, and lakes such as those at Sunset Park and the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve.

Familiar Bluet Damselfly (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet male
Familiar Bluet Damselfly (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet female
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile) Familiar Bluet Damselfly (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet male
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet female in blue phase
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet female in blue phase
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet female in blue phase, ovipositor
Familiar Bluet Damselfly (Enallagma civile)
Male and female mating
Familiar Bluet Damselfly (Enallagma civile)
Male and female mating
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile) Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile) Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile) Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile) Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile) Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile) Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet (left) and Tule Bluet (right)
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile) Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness Area
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness Area
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile) Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Western Pondhawk female eating a Familiar Bluet
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Western Pondhawk female eating a Familiar Bluet
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet nymph
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet nymph
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet exuviae (shed)
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet exuvia (shed)
Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile)
Familiar Bluet exuviae (shed)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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