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Blue Beautiful Demoiselle

Calopteryx virgo

Description:

Blue/green male damselfly with dark wings.

Habitat:

River

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5 Comments

MichaelFulbright
MichaelFulbright 9 years ago

Very Cool!

PixieZaz
PixieZaz 9 years ago

Changed to Calopteryx virgo. I don't remember Caleopteryx with big white spots on the wings in the area (as the females maculata have), so it should be a virgo.

PixieZaz
PixieZaz 9 years ago

@MichaelFulbright thanks, the ID seems good, so I changed it. They are common in the Southwest France too.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Lovely dark damesfly...

MichaelFulbright
MichaelFulbright 9 years ago

This looks a lot like the Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata.) I am not familiar with it's global distribution, but I know that it is fairly common in the Southeastern US in streams and slow flowing rivers.

PixieZaz
Spotted by
PixieZaz

Midi-Pyrénées, Tromelin Island

Spotted on May 20, 2011
Submitted on Jun 19, 2011

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