Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
Enallagma traviatum westfalli
The Slender Bluet subspecies present in Nebraska is Enallagma traviatum westfalli. The male is pale blue with large postocular spots and very narrow shoulder stripes. Abdominal segments 1-7 are mostly black on top. Segments 8 and 9 are blue. The females may be blue or tan.
Photo courtesy of Loren and Babs Padelford.
Size: 28-32 mm (1.1-1.3 in)
Habitat: ponds and lakes with dense emergent vegetation
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, MO, IA
Flight season: early July to early August
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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