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Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
The Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile) is a common and widespread damselfly across much of the U.S. It inhabits a wide variety of habitats including ponds, rivers, swamps and even salt marshes. The photo of the male here was a digital capture in July 2003 in Austin, Travis Co., Texas with a Canon EOS 10D and EF 180 mm F3.5 Macro lens with a 1.4 X extender and ring flash. The female in the next image was shot with the same equipment at the same location in May, 2003.
The three shots of Familiar Bluets were taken in Hidalgo Co., Texas during May and June, 2006, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash. The first image shows a pair in copula, the next a male in flight, and at the bottom is a male perched on a small piece of floating vegetation.
The next 2 shots of Familiar Bluets were taken along the Arikaree River in Yuma Co., Colorado, in June, 2007, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The male Familiar Bluet in the image shown here was in Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona, in May, 2008. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
The female Familiar Bluet shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2008. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and Canon 580 flash.
The pair of Familiar Bluets shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in February, 2009. The same gear as the shot above was used.
The male Familiar Bluet shown here was in Ruskin, Nuckolls Co., Nebraska, in July, 2009. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The young male Familiar Bluet shown here was in Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, in July, 2009.
Familiar Bluets can vary in color and pattern somewhat, depending upon geographical range. The very dark individual in the next 2 shots shown here was at Second Machias Lake, Washington Co., Maine, in August, 2009.
The male shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in September, 2010. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The male Familiar Bluet on the right was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in September, 2011. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Belterra,
Hays Co., Texas
19 September 2012
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
20 April 2013
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
20 April 2013
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Bear Canyon Lake
Grant Co., New Mexico
2 October 2013

Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
West Pond,
off Senator Wash Road,
Imperial Co., California
5 October 2013


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Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
14 October 2013
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
14 October 2013
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Southeast Metro Park,
Travis Co., Texas
13 March 2014
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Big Wall Lake,
Wright Co., Iowa
9 June 2014
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
along Harmon Road,
Bastrop State Park,
Bastrop Co., Texas
25 July 2014
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
29 September 2014
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
3 November 2014
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
23 November 2014
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
pair in copula
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
23 November 2014
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Mike Murphy Ranch,
ca. 7 miles W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
14 April 2015
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
20 April 2015
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
with Double-striped Bluet on left
Roger Hanks Park,
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
17 June 2015
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
pair in copula
Mike Murphy Ranch,
Travis Co., Texas
20 July 2015
Lat 30.297592, Lon -98.067774
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
City of Rocks State Park,
Grant Co., New Mexico
27 August 2015
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Co. Rd. 29 near Palo Duro Reservoir,
Hansford Co., Texas
15 June 2016
Lat 36.356983, Lon -101.123507
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Cal Farley's Boy's Ranch,
Oldham Co., Texas
16 June 2016

Lat 35.533503, Lon -102.245808
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Johnson/Ohl Ranch,
near Terlingua,
Brewster Co., Texas
25 August 2016
Familiar Bluet
Enallagma civile
male
Charro Ranch Park,
Dripping Springs,
Hays Co., Texas
2 June 2017