Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculate)
‘Black-winged Damselfly’
(click on the photo above for a better view)

More from my tour of wild Concord:
Harry Winston, you can keep your emeralds, diamonds and rubies. These are the jewels that I covet. We saw these exquisite insects near a pond in the Estabrook Woods. They can be found along wooded, slow-moving streams and small rivers. Nymphs develop in water; adults often perch on low shrubbery in sunlit openings in forest canopy. These beauties glinted above a stream that fed into a pond.

Check back for more on my tour of wild Concord in upcoming posts.

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