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Ebony Jewelwing - Calopteryx maculata



Flight Season



Early Date:
May 26

Late Date:
September 20
FLIGHT SEASON
JAN FEB MAR
                       
APR MAY JUN
                       
JUL AUG SEP
                       
OCT NOV DEC
                       
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Rare
Abundance Scale
Abundant


State Status:  S5      Global Status:  G5


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Description

Common mid-summer damselfly found near slow-moving water with some emergent vegetation. Depending on how the light strikes the metallic body, it may look either green or blue.

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 - 99 Counties

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Recorded in These Counties
Adair Adams Allamakee Appanoose Audubon Benton
Black Hawk Boone Bremer Buchanan Buena Vista Butler
Calhoun Carroll Cass Cedar Cerro Gordo Cherokee
Chickasaw Clarke Clay Clayton Clinton Crawford
Dallas Davis Decatur Delaware Des Moines Dickinson
Dubuque Emmet Fayette Floyd Franklin Fremont
Greene Grundy Guthrie Hamilton Hancock Hardin
Harrison Henry Howard Humboldt Ida Iowa
Jackson Jasper Jefferson Johnson Jones Keokuk
Kossuth Lee Linn Louisa Lucas Lyon
Madison Mahaska Marion Marshall Mills Mitchell
Monona Monroe Montgomery Muscatine O'Brien Osceola
Page Palo Alto Plymouth Pocahontas Polk Pottawattamie
Poweshiek Ringgold Sac Scott Shelby Sioux
Story Tama Taylor Union Van Buren Wapello
Warren Washington Wayne Webster Winnebago Winneshiek
Woodbury Worth Wright