Boreal Bluet Damselflies
are small, blue, damselflies that are more blue than black. The third abdominal
segment is more than 50% blue. Black stripe on side of thorax is not uniformly
thick but is pinched in the middle.
These active creatures are harmless to humans, but they are voracious predators
of small flying insects such as flies and mosquitoes.
Vancouver island has a
large resident population of the Boreal Bluet Damselfly. You can see the Boreal
Bluet from the arctic circle all the way to Mexico. From the Eastern seaboard to
the gulf of Mexico.