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American Rubyspot (male)

Hetaerina americana

Description:

Large damselfly, males with bright red spot at base of wings.

Habitat:

Perched on trail near a fast-flowing stream. Males normally perch on vegetation overhanging streams and rivers. Typical riparian corridor for this situation, with abundant cottonwoods and elm trees.

Notes:

Females are duller in color, but still have the amber wings with a flush of red at the base.

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BugEric
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BugEric

Colorado, USA

Spotted on May 25, 2012
Submitted on Jan 1, 2013

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