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  Ebony Jewelwing
            Calopteryx maculata (Beauvois, 1805)

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Range & Habitat:

Common, throughout the state.

Streams and rivers with running water, usually in or near forests.

Ebony Jewelwing male lateral

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Description:

A large iridescent damselfly with black wings, commonly seem flitting around small streams.

Females are similar, with white stigmas on wings ranging from slightly smoky to nearly as dark as the male.  In some cases the wings have a dark tipped appearance, making them appear similar to River Jewelwing.  These can be distinguished by the rounded trailing edge to the wing.

 

 

 

Conservation Status:

State: S5 - Demonstrably secure in the state

Global: G5 - Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range

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Flight season:

Early Date: 4/23
Late Date: 10/3

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Flight Season

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Number of Records
47 
1 7 47 37 19 5 2
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Months

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Date, distribution, and status data courtesy of Allen Barlow, NJOS

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