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North Carolina's 187 Odonate species

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Cherry Bluet (Enallagma concisum) by Mark Shields
Compare with: Burgundy Bluet  
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mapClick on county for list of all its records for Cherry Bluet
distribution The southern third/half of the Coastal Plain only, north to Craven Sampson, Cumberland, and Moore counties. NC lies at the northeastern end of the species' range.
abundance Generally uncommon, but locally fairly common at a few sites, where several single-day counts of 25 or more individuals were made in 2017.
flight The flight is moderately extended, from very late March to late October.
habitat Ponds or lakes with sandy bottoms, particularly where there is much emergent vegetation.

See also Habitat Account for Coastal Plain Herbaceous Ponds and Sloughs
comments There are quite a few "holes" in the county range map, suggesting that the species is a bit local in occurrence. Though it is given an S3? SRANK by the NC Natural Heritage Program, it might not quite warrant a Watch List status. There have been quite a few records for the species in 2017 and 2018, including several sizable counts; however, with just 11 counties known in the state, a rank of straight S3 seems most appropriate now.
S_rank S3? [S3]
G_rank G4
Species account update: LeGrand on 2020-01-24 15:49:38

Photo Gallery for Cherry Bluet

Other NC Galleries:    Jeff Pippen    Will Cook    Ted Wilcox
Photo by: R.Emmitt, H. LeGrand, J. Pippen

Comment: Scotland, 2019-04-28, Gum Swamp Lake, Crawford Lake - Crawford Lake
Photo by: R Emmitt and super DSA crew!

Comment: Scotland, 2018-05-11, Scotland Lake
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Carteret, 2018-04-18, Ponds along Patsy Pond Nature Trail, Croatan National Forest
Photo by: Conrad Wernett

Comment: Carteret, 2017-05-21, - Patsy Pond. Single female.
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Bladen, 2017-05-07, Horseshoe Lake, Suggs Mill Pond Game Land
Photo by: Conrad Wernett

Comment: Carteret, 2017-04-30, - Males, females, tandems and oviposition seen at any body of water from Patsy Pond to Hwy24
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Carteret, 2017-04-04, Ponds along Patsy Pond Nature Trail, Croatan National Forest - teneral
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Onslow, 2016-08-05, 1 male, Stones Creek Game Land
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Carteret, 2016-03-29, ponds along Patsy Pond Nature Trail, Croatan National Forest
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Brunswick, 2015-08-01, Boiling Spring Lakes - 1 at Spring Lake Park, 3 at North Lake Park
Photo by: John Petranka, Sally Gewalt

Comment: Brunswick, 2014-10-18, Boiling Spring Lakes. Spring Lake Park. - Males on lilypads.
Photo by: Ali Iyoob, Matt Daw, Dan Irizarry

Comment: Scotland, 2011-05-05, Scotland Lake in the Gamelands
Photo by: E. Corey

Comment: Onslow, 2007-06-13, immature male, notice thin black line below "shoulders". In the similar Burgundy Bluet, this line is more of a wedge.