Boreal Bluet
Enallagma boreale
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Male Boreal Bluet at Scipio Lake, Millard County, Utah on July 23, 2006

Chicken Creek, Juab County, Utah on June 11, 2006
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Chicken Creek Boreal Bluet

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Photo Details - ŠNicky Davis

Chicken Creek, Juab County, Utah
GPS  39° 28' 55.09" N,   111°58' 27.63" W
Elevation  5077 feet.
June 11, 2006.

1., 2. full view
3.  abdomen
4. , 5. head and thorax
6.  face
7., 8., 9.  appendages

  • Eyes have large blue, wavy-edged, spoon-shaped eyespots with a connecting or nearly connecting blue line
  • Thorax has a wide black dorsal stripe
  • Thorax side stripe is wider at the front, pinches toward the back and ends in an arrow shape
  • Dorsal side of abdomen is more blue than black on segments 1-5,  segment 6-7 more black than blue,  segments 8-9 are all blue, segment 10 is blue with a black mark in the center
  • Lower appendages are longer than the uppers
  • There is a little shelf on the inside of each superior appendage (cercus) (the little gray rounded bumps on either side of the fuzz) that characterizes Boreal, whereas Northern has a shelf like that projecting from the end, plainly evident from both top and sides. "Kathy Biggs "Common Dragonflies of the Southwest"
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