Sunday, July 21, 2013

July 18, 2013: Rainbow Bluet

Of all the bluets (a damselfly), the male Rainbow Bluet is one of the easiest to identify.  The orange eyes (green behind), blue postocular spots, bluish-green thorax, yellowish legs, black abdomen (sides blue, with Segment 9 entirely blue), and narrow yellowish stripes on the thorax are key characteristics.  [1.2-1.5 inches]  They can be commonly found along the north lake's north shore. 6/21/13 (Wolf. Oesterreich)

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