This is one of the most common damselflies, but who wouldn't like its bright body and lovely name?
This is a boy. The girls don't have shiny blue-green bodies, but they do have a white spot on the wing.
You can tell damselflies from dragonflies because the damselflies rest with their wings along their bodies like this one. Dragonfly wings are always at right angles to their bodies. However, they are both in the order Odonata.
The ebony jewelwing is Calopteryx maculata.
Lots of work this week. Trying to get caught up!
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