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DameselFly ~ Familiar Bluet (Male) by Kimberly Chadwick
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Taken in Tucson,Arizona using a Canon Powershot SX110IS

Thanks to Jim Johnson for your help with the identity!

The bluets are our most frequently seen damselflies, especially Familiar Bluets, one of the largest Southwest bluets. Dozens to thousands can be seen at lake edges, where they hang onto swaying grasses like tiny flags. because of its narrow, black abdominal rings, Familiar Bluet appears very bright blue, even at a distance. Other species such as Arroyo, Tule and the very small Double-striped Bluet have black rings that are wider, or elongated forward as tiny arrows – making them appear darker from above. Additionally, the male Familiar’s large upper terminal abdominal appendages appear fan-like rather than as narrow hooks or spines, and these may be seen in binoculars.

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  • Norfolkimages
    Norfolkimagesover 4 years ago

    Beautiful

  • Thank you Bill~☺

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 4 years ago

    He’s very beautiful Kimberly! :) That’s my favourite colour! :)

    Gabe :)

  • I appreciate that Gabe, I had him painted just for you …lol

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture and it looks exactly like our Common Blue Damselfly – (Enallagma cyathigerum)

  • Thank you Sir, I had help with the the identity! They are really cool looking and very hard to tell the difference!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • I appreciate that darlin, thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Thank you Trish!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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