Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly

31 August 2008 4 Comments Home » Insects etc.

An Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly gets some sun and fans its wings
on the banks of the Huron River in Ann Arbor.
I was shooting through some leaves in a meadow filled with poison ivy,
which of course I caught.

Adrienne saw my exhibit in Charlevoix, MI last month and emailed
to see if I had any images of damselflies or dragonflies.
Any other requests?

Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly

Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly | Calopteryx maculata


  • Sonia said:

    Al sent me over here . . . What a wonderful photo!
    — Sonia

  • Rick said:

    Thanks, Sonia. Their flexible wings are amazing to watch.

  • Diane said:

    YES YES YES!! Dragonflies are beautiful, more would be welcomed.

    The fact that they mate while flying tandem is one great aerial trick!

  • Rick said:

    Amazing tiny helicopters. I’ve done some nice video of Damselflies mating.

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