First discovered in Vermont by Joshua Lincoln on September 16, 2016 at Waterbury Reservoir. According to Odonata Central, its range has expanded to the west, north and east, now reaching as far as Florida and the Carolinas. In the northeast, it was first reported from Canada in southwestern Ontario in 1985 and expanded into central New York, and now Vermont. Double-striped Bluet is the smallest of our bluets. The thin pale stripe that longitudinally divides the dark humeral stripe, giving the species its name, is distinctive among all Dancers (Argia) and Bluets here. They prefer ponds, lakes and reservoirs as well as slow reaches of streams and rivers.

Conservation Status

State: SU
Global: G5

Flight Period

One record from Sept. 16.

More Information

Vermont Distribution