River Jewelwing - Calopteryx aequabilis (Say, 1839)

This is a species of concern. Please report any encounters to Odonata Central.

Range & Habitat:
Found locally in the Valley & Ridge and Highlands regions

Usually found along medium-sized rivers and streams.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 6 May
Late Date: 19 July

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Lateral - Photo by Jim Bangma
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Males have clear wings with black tips.  Caution, some elderly female Ebony Jewelwings show a similar wing pattern, but are duller.
Females are similar to Ebony but paler.

The Sparkling Jewelwing of the Pine Barrens is quite similar but their ranges are not known to overlap.

Conservation Status:
State: S2 Imperiled in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range