Ebony Jewelwing damselfly (female)

Two members of Family Calopterygidae (Broad-winged Damselflies) can be found in Fairfax County, Virginia USA: American Rubyspot (Hetaerina americana); and Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata). Ebony Jewelwing seems to be more common than American Rubyspot in Fairfax County.

08 JUN 2020 | Fairfax County, VA | Ebony Jewelwing (female)

The preceding photo of an Ebony Jewelwing is one of my “warm-up shots” from a recent photowalk with Michael Powell at a location in Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

This individual is a female. A simple field mark may be used to differentiate female and male Ebony Jewelwing: females feature white pterostigmata; males don’t.

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