Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies

Taiga Bluet

Coenagrion resolutum

Hagen in Selys, 1876

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The Taiga Bluet is our only representative of the Coenagrion genus. The male resembles many Enallagma males but has a thorax with a greenish tinge. The second abdominal segment has a black U-shaped mark on top, segments 6 and 7 are mostly black or bronze, and segments 8-10 are blue. The females may be pale blue or greenish.

It is a northern species and northern Nebraska is at the southern edge of its range. It is considered accidental in the state. The only record is a male collected in Cherry County 15 miles east of Valentine. It is found in sedge marshes and is easily overlooked as it looks like a member of the Enallagma genus.

Taiga Bluet
Taiga Bluet

Size: 27-33 mm (1.1-1.3 in)

Habitat: sedge marshes and fens

Great Plains Range: NE, SD, ND, CO, WY, MT, IA, MN

Flight season: June ?

Taiga Bluet map

Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
Yellow indicates sight record only.

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