Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The black and blue Double-striped Bluet is a fairly easy species to identify by virtue of its small size and doubled shoulder stripes. Females may be pale blue, green or tan. Females also have a distinctive black M-shaped mark on the top of abdominal segment 9.
Size: 21-28 mm (0.8-1.1 in)
Habitat: ponds and lakes with sparse emergent vegetation
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, NM, CO, WY, MO, IA
Flight season: early June to early September
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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