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Enallagma cyathigerum (Common Blue Damselfly)

Synonyms: Enallagma brunneum; Enallagma charpentieri; Enallagma hastulatum; Enallagma nigriprothorax; Enallagma ornatiformis; Enallagma possompesi; Enallagma pulchrum

Wikipedia Abstract

Enallagma cyathigerum (common blue damselfly, common bluet, or northern bluet) is a European damselfly.The species can reach a length of 32 to 35 mm (1.3 to 1.4 in). It is common in all of Europe, except for Iceland.
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Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Upper Danube Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Afon Teifi/ River Teifi 1768 Wales, United Kingdom  
Afon Tywi/ River Tywi 898 Wales, United Kingdom
Bassin supérieur de la Salm (Gouvy; Vielsalm) 1876 Belgium  
Bath and Bradford-on-Avon Bats 265 England, United Kingdom  
Braunton Burrows 3328 England, United Kingdom
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Breney Common and Goss and Tregoss Moors 2016 England, United Kingdom
Brown Moss 79 England, United Kingdom  
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands 354692 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cernydd Carmel 892 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths (Purbeck and Wareham) and Studland Dunes 5491 England, United Kingdom
East Devon Pebblebed Heaths 2767 England, United Kingdom
Epping Forest 3966 England, United Kingdom  
Fal and Helford 15785 England, United Kingdom    
Fannich Hills 23816 Scotland, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Feur Lochain 930 Scotland, United Kingdom
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Inverpolly 29349 Scotland, United Kingdom
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Loch Maree Complex 38882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Manchester Mosses 427 England, United Kingdom  
Merrick Kells 21494 Scotland, United Kingdom
Minsmere to Walberswick Heaths and Marshes 3127 England, United Kingdom
Monadh Mor 622 Scotland, United Kingdom
Monti Nebrodi 173651 Italy  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Norfolk Valley Fens 1523 England, United Kingdom  
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Northumberland Dunes 2836 England, United Kingdom  
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Rannoch Moor 24965 Scotland, United Kingdom
Richmond Park 2092 England, United Kingdom  
Rinns of Islay 2841 Scotland, United Kingdom
River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake 4529 England, United Kingdom
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
South Dartmoor Woods 5330 England, United Kingdom
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
Strathglass Complex 58277 Scotland, United Kingdom
Taynish and Knapdale Woods 2388 Scotland, United Kingdom
Tayvallich Juniper and Coast 2999 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Lizard 8048 England, United Kingdom    
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Vallée de l'Ourthe entre Hamoir et Comblain-au-Pont (Anthisnes; Comblain-au-Pont; Ferrières; Hamoi 1456 Belgium  
Vallée de l'Ulf (Burg-Reuland; Gouvy) 718 Belgium  
Vallées de Laclaireau et du Rabais (Etalle; Saint-Léger; Virton) 6717 Belgium  
Wast Water 707 England, United Kingdom
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Woolmer Forest 1647 England, United Kingdom
Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Bat Sites/ Safleoedd Ystlumod Dyffryn Gwy a Fforest y Ddena 353 England/Wales, United Kingdom


Prey / Diet

Agabus bipustulatus[1]
Agabus sturmii[1]
Callicorixa praeusta[1]
Chydorus latus[2]
Corixa dentipes[1]
Corixa punctata (lesser water boatman)[1]
Corynoneura scutellata[2]
Dolichopus nigricornis[3]
Einfeldia dorsalis[2]
Enallagma cyathigerum (Common Blue Damselfly)[1]
Glyptotendipes pallens[2]
Hesperocorixa castanea <Unverified Name>[3]
Hydroporus erythrocephalus[1]
Lestes sponsa (Emerald Damselfly)[1]
Limnephilus marmoratus[1]
Lumbriculus variegatus (blackworm)[2]
Notonecta glauca (Water boatman)[1]
Procladius sagittalis[2]
Scapholeberis mucronata[1]
Sialis lutaria (Common Alderfly)[1]
Sigara nigrolineata <Unverified Name>[3]
Sigara scotti <Unverified Name>[3]
Tanytarsus buchonius[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Bufo bufo (Common European toad)1
Calopteryx splendens (Banded Demoiselle)1
Calopteryx virgo (Beautiful Demoiselle)1
Coenagrion puella (Azure Damselfly)1
Dolomedes fimbriatus (Raft Spider)1
Dytiscus marginalis (Predaceous diving beetle)3
Gerris lacustris (Common Pond Skater)1
Ischnura elegans (Blue-tailed Damselfly)1
Lestes sponsa (Emerald Damselfly)1
Pardosa agricola1
Pardosa amentata (Spotted Wolf Spider)1
Pirata piraticus (Spider)1
Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Large Red Damselfly)1
Rana temporaria (European frog)1
Tetragnatha extensa (Long-jawed Orb Weaver)1
Tetragnatha montana1


Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker)[2]
Agabus bipustulatus[2]
Agabus sturmii[2]
Asilus crabroniformis[4]
Dytiscus marginalis (Predaceous diving beetle)[2]
Enallagma cyathigerum (Common Blue Damselfly)[1]
Eutolmus rufibarbis (Golden-tabbed Robber Fly)[4]
Holocentropus picicornis[1]
Ilybius fuliginosus[2]
Larinioides cornutus (Furrow Orbweaver)[3]
Lasiopogon cinctus[4]
Lestes sponsa (Emerald Damselfly)[2]
Notonecta glauca (Water boatman)[2]
Philonicus albiceps[4]
Sympetrum danae (Black Darter)[2]


Parasitized by 
Decarabia pilatus[5]
Joyeuxilepis acanthorhyncha <Unverified Name>[5]
Plagiorchis elegans[5]
Pleurogenoides medians <Unverified Name>[5]
Prosotocus confusus <Unverified Name>[5]
Schistogonimus rarus <Unverified Name>[5]
Skrjabinoeces similis <Unverified Name>[5]

Range Map

Vallée de l'Ourthe entre Hamoir et Comblain-au-Pont (Anthisnes; Comblain-au-Pont; Ferrières; Hamoir;;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Temporal Variation in Food Web Structure: 16 Empirical Cases, Kenneth Schoenly and Joel E. Cohen, Ecological Monographs, 61(3), 1991, pp. 267–298
3Ecology of Commanster
4Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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