Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The River Bluet is blue marked with black, as are many of our Bluet species. Its thorax is blue with a narrow, tapering black shoulder stripe. The amount of black on the abdomen increases incrementally from segments 2 through 7. The abdomen tip is blue. The females may be pale blue or pale tan.
Size: 29-36 mm (1.1-1.4 in)
Habitat: slow streams and rivers
Great Plains Range: NE, SD, NM, CO, WY, MT, IA
Flight season: late May to late August
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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