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Insects/Bugs/Bees/Butterflies - Black-winged Damselfly
Class:Insecta Order:Odonata Family:Calopterygidae Genus:Calopteryx


Black-winged Damselfly, Calopteryx maculata. Also known as the Ebony Jewelwing, this broad-winged damselfly is actually not very common in the central states, and tend to more commonly be found to the East and North. Sexual Dichromatism is at play here - The females (pictured here) have a white spot on the wing tip, while the male's body is a beautiful, metalic blue-green. Saw a Black-winged Damselfly for the first time in the early evening in early July. It was resting in the shade.

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 Black-winged Damselfly Photograph
 Black-winged Damselfly Photograph
 Black-winged Damselfly Photograph
 Black-winged Damselfly Photograph
 Black-winged Damselfly Photograph
 Black-winged Damselfly Photograph
 Black-winged Damselfly Photograph
 Black-winged Damselfly Photograph
 Black-winged Damselfly Photograph
 

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