06.19.2020 Ebony Jewelwing

I visited the swamp meadow again looking for more Grass Pinks and Rose Pogonias as well as whatever I could find.  One of the “whatevers” was this damselfly, the Ebony Jewelwing-Calopteryx maculata.  The white spot on the wings, called a stigma, tells us that this is a female.

I was lucky that this one set for a spell.  They usually are pretty skittish.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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27 Responses to 06.19.2020 Ebony Jewelwing

  1. Nice Steve! Great image! Enjoyed seeing the Ebony Jewelwing!

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  2. Littlesundog says:

    What a beautiful damselfly, and such a pretty name too. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one of those.

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  3. Neat-o. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a dark damselfly.

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  4. Ms. Liz says:

    Wow, I’m in awe. Fantastic!


  5. That is a super shot, Steve. We have similar coloured damselflies here, and they are quite skittish if you approach them.

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    • I was lucky to be able to capture this with the 180, Pete. I just carried in the tripod and camera with the one lens so had to be stealthy in pursuit but got lucky. As skittish as they are, I’ve been fortunate with them on a few occasions. Thanks!

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  6. krikitarts says:

    I have seen these while fishing in my favorite little trout stream in MN, though the River Jewelwings are more frequent companions. I always have a camera with me when I’m in the river, and I love to see them playing their essential in that special ecological serenity. I’ve found that they can be fairly tolerant of a reasonably-stealthful approach. I included one in a post back in 2011 (Egads! is it really so long ago?): https://krikitarts.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/warm-wishes-for-the-cold-season-part-4/

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  7. A nice “whatever” and wonderful capture, Steve.

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Splendid capture, Steve!

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  9. Absolutely.. stunning! Crikey, Steve!

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  10. shoreacres says:

    This one doesn’t fly in our coastal areas, but various maps do show it in east Texas, so I might come across it. At least it’s fairly recognizable! And your photo’s superb. The wings look like window screening.

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  11. bluebrightly says:

    Wow, that’s an amazing “whatever” Steve! Beautiful!!

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