Jewelwings (Calopterygidae)

Ebony Jewelwing

Calopterix maculata

DESCRIPTION: This is an extremely recognizable damselfly because of its green sheen and black-brown wings.

BEHAVIOUR/ABUNDANCE: We see Ebony Jewelwings quite regularly, most often in shaded areas and along small streams.

 

 

 

River Jewelwing

Calopteryx aequabilis

DESCRIPTION: This is a very distinctive damselfly, with a metallic green body and brown wings with black wing tips

BEHAVIOUR/ABUNDANCE: We have seen quite a few River Jewelwings, although it is considered uncommon in our state. It can be seen around all types of rivers and streams.

 

 

 

Superb Jewelwing

Calopteryx amata

DESCRIPTION: This is the largest of the Jewelwings and can easily be distinguished from the others by the lack of black in its wings.

BEHAVIOUR/ABUNDANCE: We have only one Superb Jewelwing on record, and it is considered uncommon in New York. It can be found by the sides of small, shaded streams.

 

 

 

Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonates)

Clubtails

Cruisers

Damselflies

Darners

Emeralds

Skimmers

Spiketails

Spreadwings