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The ebony jewelwing damselfly is 1 3/4" long. Males are metallic green while females are brown and not-metallic. Both have black wings, and the female has a white spot near the wingtip.
They have slender abdomens and large eyes. When resting, their wings are held folded back.
Habitat & Range
Ebony jewelwings are found along wooded streams across the Eastern and Midwestern US and Southeastern Canada.
Both as naiads and adults, they prey on other insects.
Ebony jewelwings lay their eggs in aquatic plants. The naiads, nymphs, live in the water before becoming adults.
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