Day 108: Ebony Jewelwing

“The ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata) is a species of broad-winged damselfly. It is one out of the 170 species of the Odonata found in New England, the Mid-Atlantic states, and southeastern Canada. It is between 39–57 mm (1.5–2.2 in). The male has a metallic blue-green body and black wings. The female is duller brown with smoky wings that have white spots near the tips. The naiad is pale brown with darker markings. It lives near wooded streams and rivers, but it can move far from water.” (To read more about this insect click here)

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