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Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile


Male


Male


Male


Mating pairs


Male


Male


Male


Teneral (young) Female


Familiar Bluet is a widespread and common Damselfly of Southern California and the Imperial Valley. They can be found near most canals or bodies of freshwater. They hold their wings down over their body and their abdomen is more blue than black (males), unlike some dancers that may be similarly colored. Females can be a little trickier but generally they have the same pattern without as much blue or very little blue. Here in the Imperial Valley, the only damsel I have seen that is similar is Blue-ringed Dancer which holds the wings above the body.
The
New River Wetlands Project is a very good location.



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