Skimming 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.


Skimming Bluet
Enallagma geminatum
M: 0.9-1.1" F: 0.7-1.1" 11 May — 5 Oct
Common
Habitat: Most abundant at ponds but found in various aquatic habitats in fertile, well-oxygenated lakes, ponds, slow parts of streams—usually swampy or boggy with floating vegetation/ample shoreline vegetation. Often rests on floating vegetation (like water lilies), 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Skims slowly and gracefully over water very close to surface.
Skimming Bluet (M)

Male
June 12, 2013
Meadowbrook Park
Bonnie Ott

Smimming Bluet (M)

Male
June 9, 2002
Font Hill Park
June Tveekrem

Smimming Bluet (M)

Male
2008
Columbia
June Tveekrem

Smimming Bluet (M and F tandem)

Male and Female (in tandem)
June 12, 2005
Howard County
June Tveekrem

Smimming Bluet (F)

Female
2008
Font Hill Park
June Tveekrem

Smimming Bluet (F dorsal S8-S10)

Female (dorsal S8-S10)
2008
Font Hill Park
June Tveekrem