Taiga Bluet
Location: Cochrane, AB
Date: July 14, 2007
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Common Name:  Taiga Bluet

Latin Name:  Coenagrion resolutum Hagen in Selys, 1876
                        (R. Bercha, det.)

Length:  30 mm

Range: Throughout Alberta

Habitat:  Sedge marshes and peat lands

Time of year seen:  May to September (Additional Sightings)

Diet: Insects

Other:  The male Taiga Bluet has distinctive markings, with blue stripes on the top of its abdomen with no markings on the underside.  The top of the second abdominal segment has a distinct black "U" shaped marking and two and a half segments towards the tip of the abdomen are black: 6 and 7 and half of 5. The female Taiga is yellow-green or tan to blue with the tops of abdominal segments 8, 9 and 10 being colored black. (Cannings, 2002 & Acorn, 2004)


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