Ebony Jewelwing - Calopteryx maculata (Beauvois, 1805)

Range & Habitat:
Common, throughout the state.

Streams and rivers with running water, usually in or near forests.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 23 April
Late Date: 3 October

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 large iridescent damselfly with black wings, commonly seem flitting around small streams.

Females are similar, with white stigmas on wings ranging from slightly smoky to nearly as dark as the male.  In some cases the wings have a dark tipped appearance, making them appear similar to River Jewelwing.  These can be distinguished by the rounded trailing edge to the wing.

Conservation Status:
State: S5 Demonstrably secure in the state
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range