Last week, I posted about how much I love Rhapsody in Blue, by Gershwin.
But today, I am all about a Rhapsody in Bluet. Bluets are damselflies of the genus Enallagma (although members of the genus Coenagrion are also sometimes referred to as Bluets), which is in the family Coenagrionidae.
Damselflies share the order Odonata with the dragonflies, and you may notice the striking similarities between those two groups. (The most noticeable difference between damselflies and dragonflies is that damselflies fold their wings lengthwise at rest.)
The females of the Bluets are not very blue, as you can see. Another good example of sexual dimorphism and crypsis! The females are also impossible to identify to species, so you will have to settle for the rough taxonomic category of genus (Enallagma sp.).