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Ebony Jewelwing

Calopteryx maculata

Description:

This damselfly had four wings and stayed in the shades of a wooded/swampy area close to my house. The photographs do not capture just how beautiful this arthropod really was, but I was hoping someone might be able to help me identify it for future reference.

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Ebony Jewelwing
Calopteryx maculata Ebony Jewelwing


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2 Comments

schaeffer.smith
schaeffer.smith 9 years ago

They really sparkle. I'm hoping to get a cleaner shot soon now that I have it identified.

Nina C. Wilde
Nina C. Wilde 9 years ago

These are always nice to see. I find them around a slow moving creek in an Audubon park a few miles from my home. They really do look like jewelry, don't they?

schaeffer.smith
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schaeffer.smith

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA

Spotted on Jun 29, 2012
Submitted on Jun 29, 2012

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