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Jewelwing - Calopteryx maculata - female

Jewelwing - Calopteryx maculata - Female
Massanutten Resort, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
July 28, 2018
This did not typically keep its wings open as seen in the photo.
At first I assumed this was an Ebony Jewelwing, but the darker tips of the hindwing makes me think it could be a River Jewewling, although it would be unusually far south if that were the case. Thoughts?

Moved from Jewelwings.

Ebony Jewelwing
I think this is a female Calopteryx maculata. Females can have darker wingtips. We have both species here and I have been fooled in the past. I think the wings are too broad in proportion to their length for River Jewelwing.

Thanks Ken. I think you are absolutely right.

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