Tule Bluet
Enallagma carunculatum pictured near wetland border.

Natural History Notes: This male Bluet is identified by the large amounts of black on the abdominal segments along with the pale tubercles on the cerci. Tule Bluet is very common on wetlands with Cattail (Typha sp. _) in all the western American States. Note also the abundance of parasites on this individual damselfly! This species was first described by Edward Sylvester Morse in 1895. Morse was expelled from every school he attended in his youth, yet he went on to work at Harvard University and founded the scientific journal _The American Naturalist.
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