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Coenagrion resolutum
Taiga Bluet

(Hagen in Selys, 1876)
Coenagrionidae, Pond Damsel Family
photo of Male taiga bluet
Male taiga bluet — Dan Jackson
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.
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photo of Male taiga bluet
Male taiga bluet — Dan Jackson
photo of Male taiga bluet
Male taiga bluet — Dan Jackson
photo of Male taiga bluet
Male taiga bluet — Dan Jackson
photo of Close-up of cercus for male taiga bluet
Close-up of cercus for male taiga bluet — Dan Jackson
photo of Female taiga bluet
Female taiga bluet — Dan Jackson
photo of Female taiga bluet
Female taiga bluet — Dan Jackson
photo of Taiga bluet pair
Taiga bluet pair — Dan Jackson
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