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  Slender Bluet
            Enallagma traviatum Selys, 1876

Species distribution map

Range & Habitat:

Ranges throughout the state but so far unrecorded in the middle tier of states shown in the map. 

Usually found at vegetated ponds and lakes.

 

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Description:

Small and slender, with a mostly black abdomen with blue apical rings.  The large triangular postocular spots connected by a prominent bar. The black humeral stripe is narrow. Compare to the common Skimming Bluet which is found in similar habitats.  Also check Stream Bluet and Turquoise Bluet which are usually found along streams and Attenuated Bluet in the Pine Barrens.

 

Conservation Status:

State: S4 - Apparently secure in New Jersey

Global: G5 - Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range

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Flight season:

Early Date: 5/24
Late Date: 9/8

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Flight Season

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Number of Records
1 1 5 0 1
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Months

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Date, distribution, and status data courtesy of Allen Barlow, NJOS

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