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Ebony Jewelwing

Calopteryx maculata

Description:

Blackish blue coloration

1 Species ID Suggestions

Dragoon
Dragoon 8 years ago
Ebony Jewelwing
Calopteryx maculata


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4 Comments

TylerHake
TylerHake 8 years ago

Thanks! I actually rescued this guy out of the creek, so he stayed still better then the rest of them that were flying around.

Dragoon
Dragoon 8 years ago

Photographing insects isn't just about talent, most of it is luck! Sadly, bugs will never do anything you want them to do, and I've learned that the hard way the few years I've done life sized work with bugs. I've chased damselflies for hours to get a good picture-- but a lot of times they're so fast and in strange places, it just isn't possible; don't see this as you being bad at it!

TylerHake
TylerHake 8 years ago

I realize it isn't a great picture. I'm not very good at photographing insects, but I believe you are right.

Dragoon
Dragoon 8 years ago

Difficult due to the picture, might you have seen if it was a shimmering dark green? That would absolutely confirm it was an Ebony Jewelwing.

TylerHake
Spotted by
TylerHake

York, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jun 15, 2013
Submitted on Jun 15, 2013

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