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Coenagrion resolutum  (Hagen in Selys, 1876)
Taiga Bluet


Coenagrionidae, Pond Damsel Family

Status-Global/State:

Global: G5     Wisconsin: S4    

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This beautifully colored black and blue damselfly has a green tint on underside of thorax. The female is duller than the male and has more black markings on the abdomen. The length of the body varies from 1.1 to 1.3 inches. The wings are held a bit apart at rest like the spreadwings.

Description of Habitat/Range:

This species ranges throughout Canada and northern United States, including the mountains in the west. It may be the most northerly distributed and the most common damselfly to be found in the north. It usually can be found at a variety of non-moving waters including marshes, ponds, bogs, and sloughs. In Wisconsin, it is a fairly common, early-season damselfly throughout much of the state.

Flight Season:

Early June to mid-August in Wisconsin.


Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
16%
(17)
71%
(74)
9%
(9)
4%
(4)
Shading illustrates monthly percentages of the total flight season records for the species. Each flight season record is a unique date/location/observer combination where one or more adult or an exuvia was recorded (excludes nymphs). The actual number of flight season records for each month is shown in parentheses.

Flight seasons begin earlier in the southern part of the state, often by a week or more. Also, flight charts may not be accurate for rare species because of few data available.
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Photo of Male taiga bluet
Male taiga bluet. © Dan Jackson

Male taiga bluet
Photo of Male taiga bluet
Male taiga bluet. © Dan Jackson

Male taiga bluet
Photo of Female taiga bluet
Female taiga bluet. © Dan Jackson

Female taiga bluet
Photo of Female taiga bluet
Female taiga bluet. © Dan Jackson

Female taiga bluet
Photo of Taiga bluet pair
Taiga bluet pair. © Dan Jackson

Taiga bluet pair



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