A field guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of Massachusetts
Blair Nikula, Jennifer L. Loose, Matthew R. Burne, Massachusetts. Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, 2003 - Nature - 197 pages
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abdomen black abdomen mostly black abdomen thicker amber basal basal patch black dorsal black mid-dorsal stripe black shoulder stripes Bluet bogs Calopterygidae Clubtail coloration Common throughout Connecticut River Corduliidae damselflies dark basal Darner dorsal markings dorsal stripes dragonflies eggs emergent vegetation Enallagma exuviae Eyes green Familiar Bluet feeding swarms Female and immature Female similar Females oviposit fly low HABITAT hind wing hovering labium larvae male terminal appendages Male thorax brown Male thorax dark Males patrol Massachusetts Meadowhawk northern U.S. NOTES Adults fly NOTES Adults forage NOTES Adults hunt occasionally Odonata odonates orange oviposit in tandem ovipositor pale areas pale lateral pattern perch horizontally plant stems postocular spots pruinose RANGE/STATUS Central RANGE/STATUS Eastern U.S. RANGE/STATUS Northeastern U.S. rivers shoreline vegetation sides similar but abdomen similar to male Skimmer southeast coastal plain southeastern Canada species Spreadwing stigma thorax dark brown tips vernal pools wetlands yellow lateral spots yellow to gray-green