Pine Barrens Bluet

Species Name: Enallagma recurvatum

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts

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Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Threatened

Habitat Description

Restricted to coastal plain ponds.

Threats to Survival

Habitat loss, contamination from highway run-off, alteration of the water levels through water pumping and off-road vehicle use.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Maintaining water quality, protecting wetlands and adjoining upland buffers, controlling road run-off, maintaining sufficient water levels and upland habitats.