Superb Jewelwing - Calopteryx amata (Hagen, 1889)

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

Range & Habitat:

One of our rarest odes, it is known only from scattered spots along the Flatbrook.  Should be looked for on the Musconetcong, Paulins Kill and similar rivers and streams in the northwest.

Streams and rivers, often near bends with emergent grasses

Flight Season:
Early Date: 17 May
Late Date: 20 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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A honking big jewelwing with clear or slightly smoky wings and brilliant iridescence

Other jewelwings are smaller

Conservation Status:
State: S1 Critically imperiled in NJ
Global: G4 Apparently secure globally