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Orange Bluet (Enallagma signatum)




May 30, 2016


Orange Bluet (Engallagma signatum) - male

30 May 2016
South Lakes Park
Denton, Denton County, Texas

Orange Bluet is indigenous to the New World. It was observed in the lake that's to the north of the park in the late afternoon. According to Odonata Central, Orange Bluet occurs in the "Eastern U.S. from Florida to Quebec, [thence] westward to South Dakota and south to Texas." The "Mexican Odonata" list prepared by Dennis R. Paulson and Enrique González Soriano (which was revised in May 2016), indicates that the State of Tamaulipas in Mexico's Northeast is also home to Orange Bluet. Because it's a North American damselfly, Orange Bluet is easily an authentic resident of the Western Hemisphere. South Lakes Park is administered by the City of Denton, Texas.


"Odonata of Mexico, By State," Dennis R. Paulson and Enrique González Soriano, Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, compiled 1994, last revised and updated 3 May 2016, accessed 5.30.16,

"Orange Bluet," Odonata Central, University of Texas at Austin, photographs, range map, description, accessed 5.30.16,

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