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Tennessee | United States


American Bluet Damselfly (Damselfly)


Enallagma spp.



Entry Last Edited: 07/15/2022 | Content ©www.BugsOfTennessee.com

Insect Order



Taxonomy

The Taxonomic Breakdown is the scientific way to categorize a partocular insect species from its largest group (Animalia) to its smallest (variable). The Genus and Species categorizations taken together make up the species' scientific name shown above, in this case Enallagma spp..

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Coennagrionidae
Genus: Enallagma
Species: spp.


Characteristics

Outdoor insect icon
Outdoors: Typically found across the great outdoors.
Shiny insect icon
Shiny: Has a noticeably shiny or reflective body surface.
Striped / Banded insect icon
Striped / Banded: Noticeable stripes or banding pattern.
Warterborne insect icon
Waterborne: Is commonnly found near water or water sources.


Description

The American Bluet Damselfly has been identified by site users by the following descriptors:

thin    skinny    gray    grey    silver    black    white    silver    shine    shiny    yellow    brown    tan    striped    banded    bands    stripes    pond    water    outdoors


Sighting Guide

The general likelihood of encountering this insect based on a given month of the year in the state of Tennessee. Generally, the best sighting months are June through August with peak occurring in July.

41F
JAN
44F
FEB
53F
MAR
62F
APR
70F
MAY
78F
JUN
80F
JUL
79F
AUG
73F
SEP
62F
OCT
52F
NOV
44F
DEC

Size

Below is a representation of the 'smallest-small' and 'largest-large' sizes commonly associated with the American Bluet Damselfly. Due to monitor differences, sizes may not be exact on your particular screen. Conversions to millimeters are provided for convenience.

Lowest-Low:
0.59 inches
(15 mm)
Highest-High:
1.57 inches
(40 mm)


Identifying Colors

Below you will find the colors most commonly associated with the American Bluet Damselfly. Both Primary and Secondary colors are represented in the showcase. Due to monitor differences, colors may not be exact representations.

BROWN
YELLOW
TAN
WHITE
GRAY
BLACK


Tennessee County Reach

The American Bluet Damselfly can be found in the following Tennessee counties:

Anderson; Bedford; Benton; Bledsoe; Blount; Bradley; Campbell; Cannon; Carroll; Carter; Cheatham; Chester; Claiborne; Clay; Cocke; Coffee; Crockett; Cumberland; Davidson; De Kalb; Decatur; Dickson; Dyer; Fayette; Fentress; Franklin; Gibson; Giles; Grainger; Greene; Grundy; Hamblen; Hamilton; Hancock; Hardeman; Hardin; Hawkins; Haywood; Henderson; Henry; Hickman; Houston; Humphreys; Jackson; Jefferson; Johnson; Knox; Lake; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Lewis; Lincoln; Loudon; Macon; Madison; Marion; Marshall; Maury; McMinn; McNairy; Meigs; Monroe; Montgomery; Moore; Morgan; Obion; Overton; Perry; Pickett; Polk; Putnam; Rhea; Roane; Robertson; Rutherford; Scott; Sequatchie; Sevier; Shelby; Smith; Stewart; Sullivan; Sumner; Tipton; Trousdale; Unicoi; Union; Van Buren; Warren; Washington; Wayne; Weakley; White; Williamson; Wilson


American Bluet Damselfly Picture (1)

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Image of an adult American Bluet Damselfly insect.; Credit: Cade S. of Ohio.
This image is original to www.InsectIdentification.org; Used with Permission.

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