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River Jewelwing - Calopteryx aequabilis



Flight Season



Early Date:
June 2

Late Date:
September 6
FLIGHT SEASON
JAN FEB MAR
                       
APR MAY JUN
                       
JUL AUG SEP
                       
OCT NOV DEC
                       
Key to Flight Season Calendar
Rare
Abundance Scale
Abundant


State Status:  S5      Global Status:  G5


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Description

Found along streams in the northern half of the state. In flight this damselfly looks like four dots dancing on the water (see photo).

Size

Although some species show a bit of variation in size, the following graphic will give you a general feeling for the normal size of this species.

Geographic Distribution - 53 Counties

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Recorded in These Counties
Benton Black Hawk Bremer Buchanan Buena Vista Butler
Calhoun Carroll Cedar Cerro Gordo Cherokee Chickasaw
Clay Clayton Clinton Crawford Delaware Dickinson
Dubuque Emmet Fayette Floyd Franklin Greene
Grundy Hamilton Hancock Hardin Howard Humboldt
Ida Johnson Jones Kossuth Linn Lyon
Marshall Mitchell O'Brien Osceola Palo Alto Plymouth
Pocahontas Polk Sac Sioux Story Tama
Webster Winnebago Winneshiek Worth Wright