The Dragonflies and Damselflies of North Carolina
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North Carolina's 187 Odonate species

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Related Species in COENAGRIONIDAE: Number of records added in 2020 = 6

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Slender Bluet (Enallagma traviatum) by John Petranka, Jim Petranka
Compare with: Azure Bluet   Attenuated Bluet   Turquoise Bluet   Pale Bluet  
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distribution Throughout the mountains and Piedmont, and over the western half of the Coastal Plain, barely reaching the counties along the western part of Albemarle Sound.
abundance Fairly common, to locally common, over the mountains and Piedmont; uncommon in the Coastal Plain, with but one recent report. More numerous in the mountains than downstate.
flight Early or mid-May to late August in the mountains and Piedmont, but the Coastal Plain records extend only to mid-July (though should occur to the end of August).
habitat A variety of lakes and ponds, typically with emergent vegetation.

See also Habitat Account for General Beaver Ponds and Semi-natural Impoundments
behavior
comments As with so many of our damselflies, there are few people looking for them in recent years in the upper half of the Coastal Plain; thus, it is no surprise that there is but a single recent flight date record from this large region.
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Species account update: LeGrand on 2020-01-27 10:42:01

Photo Gallery for Slender Bluet   16 photos are shown. Other NC Galleries:    Jeff Pippen    Will Cook    Ted Wilcox
Photo 1 by: Doug Allen

Comment: Polk; P, 2020-06-14, Caroland Farms NC section private ponds - 14 pair in tandem
Photo 2 by: Barbara McRae

Comment: Macon, 2018-06-01, Wetland area near Little Tennessee River in Franklin - Male; perched near wetland pond
Photo 3 by: Rob Van Epps

Comment: Mecklenburg, 2017-06-13, - Roosevelt Wilson Park in Davidson, NC. Many mated pairs.
Photo 4 by: John Petranka, Jim Petranka

Comment: Madison, 2016-06-06, Wolf Laurel Community Park Pond, Alternate US Hwy. 23 at Laurel Valley Rd. Both sexes, many tandem pairs. Photo.
Photo 5 by: John Petranka, Sally Gewalt

Comment: Alleghany, 2015-07-15, Little Glade Millpond, along Blue Ridge Parkway about 0.5 mi. south of US 21 at Mile Marker 230 - Males
Photo 6 by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Graham, 2014-07-07, Bear Creek Junction ponds
Photo 7 by: Mike Turner

Comment: Orange, 2013-06-22, Occoneechee Mt. SNA - in wheel at upper pond
Photo 8 by: Doug Johnston

Comment: Madison, 2012-06-08, Leach pond, close to Sandy Mush Gamelands
Photo 9 by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Haywood, 2011-06-08, imaged at Haywood Community College - M & F
Photo 10 by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Haywood, 2011-06-08, imaged at Haywood Community College - M & F
Photo 11 by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Haywood, 2011-06-08, imaged at Haywood Community College - M & F
Photo 12 by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Buncombe, 2011-05-28, imaged at Beaver Lake Asheville - M & F
Photo 13 by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Buncombe, 2011-05-28, imaged at Beaver Lake Asheville - M & F
Photo 14 by: Lori Owenby

Comment: Catawba, 2009-06-04, all sightings from Riverbend Park - two on each side of our 3/4 acre pond edges
Photo 15 by: Beth Brinson

Comment: Haywood, 2007-06-09, Haywood Community College
Photo 16 by: Beth Brinson

Comment: Iredell, 2007-06-02, Allison Woods - Mated pair