Wild Florida Photo - Calopteryx dimidiata - Sparkling Jewelwing

Calopteryx dimidiata 

Sparkling Jewelwing

Florida native

Marion Co. FL 03/15/15
Marion Co. FL 03/15/15
Marion Co. FL 10/20/07

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Sparkling jewelwings are members of the Calopterygidae family of broad-winged damselflies, large damselflies that are usually found along streams. Calopteryx dimidiata range through the southeastern states, mostly in the coastal plain, west into Texas, to Kentucky and up the Atlantic coast into New England. Having a length from 37-50mm (1.5-2in.) and clear wings. Males have dark wingtips, females usually have a white spot called the pterostigma on the leading edge of the wings, and also sometimes have dark wingtips.

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Calopteryx dimidiata is a member of the Calopterygidae - Broad-winged Damsels family.

Other species of the Calopteryx genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Calopteryx maculata - EBONY JEWELWING

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Bugguide.net info page for this species

Date record last modified: Mar 15, 2020

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