Orange Bluet

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park; WMA - Wildlife Management Area.

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Species common name
Scientific name
Length (in inches; M and F if different) Flight season
Relative abundance
Habitat.


Orange Bluet
Enallagma signatum
M: 1.1-1.4" F: 1.1-1.5" 2 May — 14 Oct
Common
Habitat: Widespread in various still or slow-flowing aquatic habitats. Forested ponds/slow-moving streams. Peak activity late in day. On warm, sunny days, species is semicrepuscular; on cloudy or cool days, male may be active throughout day. In summer, arrives about 4 p.m. w/ peak activity at 7 p.m.; leaves water shortly after sundown. Spring/fall, arrives at water earlier in afternoon. Hovers 2–8 inches over midstream, occasionally perches on vegetation. Often in association w/ water lilies.
Orange Bluet (M)

Male
May 12, 2012
Dunteachin Farm
Bonnie Ott

Orange Bluet (M)

Male
May 24, 2008
Schooley Mill Park
June Tveekrem

Orange Bluet (M)

Male
July 11, 2012
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Orange Bluet (F)

Female
May 23, 1998
Font Hill Park
Bob Solem

Orange Bluet (F)

Female
May 23, 1998
Font Hill Park
Bob Solem

Orange Bluet (M and F tandem)

Male and Female (in tandem)
June 12, 2013
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Orange Bluet (M and F in wheel)

Male and Female (in wheel)
May 27, 2012
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Orange Bluet (M and F ovipositing)

Male and ovipositing Female
July 22, 2012
Lake Elkhorn
Allen Lewis