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Ebony Jewel-wing

Calopteryx maculata


The Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata) is a species of broad-winged damselflies. It is one out of the 170 species of the Odonata found in New England, the Mid-Atlantic states, and southeastern Canada.


It lives near wooded streams and rivers. Ebony Jewelwings flutter like a butterfly. When disturbed they fly a short distance to safety. These damselflies are easy to get close

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annorion 8 years ago
Ebony Jewelwing
Calopteryx maculata Ebony Jewelwing

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1 Comment

Geodialist 8 years ago

The Ebony Jewelwing damselfly shown in Photo 1 of 2 is a male. The specimen shown in Photo 2 is an immature male Common Whitetail dragonfly (Plathemis lydia). I suggest you split this spotting into two spottings.

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Cashiers, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 21, 2011
Submitted on Jan 21, 2013

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