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Calopteryx maculata - male

Calopteryx maculata - Male
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
June 27, 2004
Sure looks like Calopteryx maculata from the guide, just wondering if there are similar species I'd be getting this confused with.

We don't know of anything els
We don't know of anything else with such dark wings that you could confuse this with. All the other Calopteryx have lighter wings

Male Calopteryx maculata it is, then.

Patrick Alexander

I also think this is a male Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata). The male does not have the white spot on its wingtip.

I agree, Male
I agree with Matthew about the sex of this one. You can also see the bump under abdominal segement two, the male secondary genitalia.

& I agree with John and Jane and Matthew about the species.


Stephen Cresswell
Buckhannon, WV

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