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Coenagrion pulchellum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Coenagrion
Kirby, 1890[1]

Coenagrion is a genus of damselflies in the family Coenagrionidae,[2] commonly called the Eurasian Bluets (although three species are found in North America: Coenagrion angulatum, Coenagrion interrogatum, and Coenagrion resolutum[3]). Species of Coenagrion are generally medium-sized, brightly coloured damselflies.[4]


The genus Coenagrion includes the following species:[5][6][7]


  1. ^ Kirby, W.F. (1890). A Synonymic Catalogue of Neuroptera Odonata, or Dragonflies. With an Appendix of fossil species. London: Gurney & Jackson. pp. 202 [148]. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.5534.
  2. ^ "Genus Coenagrion Kirby, 1890". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  3. ^ Lam, Ed. Damselflies of the Northeast, Forest Hill:Biodiversity Press, 2004.[page needed]
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Checklist of UK Species". British Dragonfly Society. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
  5. ^ Coenagrion.
  6. ^[permanent dead link] Zygoptera
  7. ^ Martin Schorr; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 12 Oct 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Checklist, English common names". Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
  9. ^ a b c "North American Odonata". University of Puget Sound. 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
  10. ^ Hawking, J. (2009). "Coenagrion lyelli". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2009: e.T163530A5612194. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T163530A5612194.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Dainty Bluet". Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  12. ^ Schneider, W. & Kalkman, V. (2010). "Coenagrion syriacum". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T60272A12338268. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T60272A12338268.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.