Harry Morris's picture

Dragon Fly

Canon R5
472mm · f/7.1 · 1/30s · ISO 1000
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Robert Henderson's picture

Hi Harry,

Nice picture!

If you took it here in Michigan, I would say it was an Ebony Jewelwing (Calopterix maculata), a type of damselfly. The males are the ones with the electric blue and green colors. The females are bronze colored and have more transparent wings with white spots. A beautiful insect (unless you are one of the smaller crane flies, beetles or mosquitos it feeds on). There's some pretty good info at the following link: https://www.inaturalist.org


Bob Henderson

Harry Morris's picture

Hi Robert: Thank you for your kind comment and the link