bluets

From curator @jimjohnson:


@williamkimzey those species are not found in North America. These are Boreal or Northern Bluet (Enallagma boreale or annexum), and a very close view of the male cerci is required to differentiate them. It's almost always impossible to do with photos aside from the most exceptional cases. Females are impossible to differentiate except in-hand

@williamkimzey bluets (Enallagma) are a type of damselfly. There is a British/American difference in the common name—Americans tend to use different names for some of the genera (e.g. Enallagma/Coenagrion = “bluet”, Ischnura = “forktail”), but in Britain they are mostly just “damselfly”.

It’s important to keep in mind that many of the suggestions offered by iNaturalist don’t occur here, since geography is not taken into account. It’s good to do a little bit of research before accepting the top species in the list.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/46616143
Ischnura = "forktail"

Posted by williamkimzey williamkimzey, May 30, 2020 19:30

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Bluets Genus Enallagma

Observer

williamkimzey

Date

May 28, 2020 01:46 PM PDT

Description

dozens around. also a view that we're so blew. different species? eg: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/47731612

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Bluets Genus Enallagma

Observer

williamkimzey

Date

May 28, 2020 01:45 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Bluets Genus Enallagma

Observer

williamkimzey

Date

May 28, 2020 01:46 PM PDT

Description

not as blue

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Bluets Genus Enallagma

Observer

williamkimzey

Date

May 28, 2020 01:47 PM PDT

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