Azure Bluet Enallagma aspersum (Hagen, 1861)  

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Azure Bluet (Enallagma aspersum) is a distinctively-patterned bluet species which can often be common to abundant at vegetated ponds, especially ones lacking fish. It is a good disperser, and often is one of the first odonate species to colonize new aquatic habitat (Paulson, 2011). This species is common in Maryland, and is widely distributed across the state (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia).

There are 433 records in the project database.

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A male Azure Bluet in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/8/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

An Azure Bluet in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/6/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Breeding Azure Bluets found in a small pond in Wicomico Co., Maryland (7/14/07). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

An Azure Bluet in Harford Co., Maryland (6/13/2018). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

An Azure Bluet in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/17/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An Azure Bluet in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/12/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An Azure Bluet in Somerset Co., Maryland (6/24/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

An Azure Bluet in Washington Co., Maryland (6/24/2018). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A female Azure Bluet in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/30/2017). Verified by William Edwards/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)


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