Sparkling Jewelwing - Calopteryx dimidiata (Burmeister, 1839)

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

Range & Habitat:
Occurs locally throughout the coastal plain, usually in the Pine Barrens.

Found along streams and rivers, usually near stands of eelgrass.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 24 May
Late Date: 11 September

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

Male Lateral - Photo by Allen Barlow
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Similar to River Jewelwing, but the ranges are not known to overlap.
One of our few kinky odonates; see the insert photos.


Conservation Status:
State: S3 Rare in New Jersey
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range