Posts Tagged: Familiar Bluet
A Damsel, But Not in Distress
It's a damsel, but not in distress. It's a Familiar Bluett, but it's not all that familiar--unless you study Odonata. Lately we've been seeing...
A female damselfly, identified as a familiar bluet, Enallagma civile, rests on a Tithonia leaf in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologists call this a "two-fer" photo: two insects in the same photo. While one damselfly claims a leaf, another circles above. These are the familiar bluett, (Enallagma civile), according to Greg Kareofelas, an associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)