Ebony Jewelwing

What makes Ebony Jewelwings special is their ghostlike manner of fluttering through the air.  When you first see them in the woods, usually near a creekbed, it’s not immediately clear that they are damselflies; with their gently flamboyant wing movements, Jewelwings appear more like butterflies.   Though not captured well in this photo, the body length of these beautiful odonatas is a deep metallic blue or green.

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