Attenuated Bluet

Species Name: Enallagma daeckii

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts


Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Threatened

Habitat Description

A variety of wetlands, but mainly on highly vegetated lakes and ponds along with swamps, shady ponds and vegetated stream backwaters.

Threats to Survival

Habitat loss; contamination from herbicides, insecticides and highway run-off; and alteration of the water levels through water pumping.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Maintaining water quality, protecting wetlands and adjoining upland buffers, controlling road run-off, limiting the application of herbicides and insecticides, and maintaining sufficient water levels.