Slender Bluet Enallagma traviatum Selys, 1876S3 (Watch list)  

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Slender Bluet (Enallagma traviatum) is a widespread damselfly related to the more range-restricted Attenuated Bluet (E. daeckii) and Pale Bluet (E. pallidum). This species is found in a wide variety of ponds and lakes with vegetation, often with forest edges nearby (Lam, 2004).In Maryland, this damsel is widespread, but usually uncommon. Both the nominate subspecies and the western subspecies westfalli occur in Maryland, and they may be found in close proximity in the Catoctin Mts. (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia). Slender Bluet is ranked S3 (watch list) in Maryland.

There are 103 records in the project database.

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A Slender Bluet in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/9/2018). Photo by Robert Warren. (MBP list)

Slender Bluets in tandem in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (6/14/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Mating Slender Bluets in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/30/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Slender Bluets mating in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (6/14/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Male and female Slender Bluets in tandem in York Co., Pennsylvania (7/18/2005). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

An ovipositing Slender Bluet in Howard Co., Maryland (6/13/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A male Slender Bluet near Barnstead, New Hampshire (7/4/2012). Photo by Jason Lambert. (MBP list)

A male Slender Bluet in Chesterfield Co., South Carolina (5/6/2012). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

A female Slender Bluet near Carolina Sandhills NWR, South Carolina (5/12/2012). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

Slender Bluets in Somerset Co., Maryland (6/26/2014). First county record for Somerset. Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)


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