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 basidens.
Abdomen: Has a noticeably large / oversized abdomen.
Nocturnal: Most likely to be spotted during night time hours.
Outdoors: Typically found across the great outdoors.
Six-Legged: Six legs are common to this insect.
Winged: Has wings to hop or fly over distance.
The Double-striped Bluet Damselfly has been identified by site users by the following descriptors:
large   six-legged   wings   winged   flying   transparent   outdoors   summer   eyes   abdomen   segmented   black   blue   light   agile
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.
Below is a representation of the 'smallest-small' and 'largest-large' sizes commonly associated with the Double-striped Bluet Damselfly. Due to monitor differences, sizes may not be exact on your particular screen. Conversions to millimeters are provided for convenience.
0.83 inches (21 mm)
1.10 inches (28 mm)
Below you will find the colors most commonly associated with the Double-striped Bluet Damselfly. Both Primary and Secondary colors are represented in the showcase. Due to monitor differences, colors may not be exact representations.
The Double-striped Bluet Damselfly can be found in the following Tennessee counties:
Image of an adult Double-striped Bluet Damselfly flying insect at rest on a reed.; Credit: Alex -IcyCatElf- Bowen of Kentucky, USA.
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