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Ebony jewelwing

Calopteryx maculata


A floating damselfly, this species flies like a butterfly. It will move away about 10ft at a time everytime it sees you move. The trick to getting close to an Ebony jewelwing is to move towards it as it is flying and stand still as it lands.

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1 Comment

CarolSnowMilne 12 years ago

It is a lovely damselfly. I have to upload mine. I just don't know it it is the same. The one I saw was about almost 2 inches long. Great shot!

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on May 21, 2012

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