The Dragonflies and Damselflies of North Carolina
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Related Species in CALOPTERYGIDAE: Number of records for 2018 = 114

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Ebony Jewelwing by Owen McConnell
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sciName Calopteryx maculata
mapClick on county for list of all its records for Ebony Jewelwing
distribution Statewide, lacking records only in four far eastern counties, though likely present in all 100 counties.
abundance Very common (to locally abundant) across the state, except less numerous in the eastern Coastal Plain. Seemingly rare in counties surrounding Albemarle Sound, and perhaps absent on the Outer Banks. One of the most abundant odonates in the mountain province.
flight Early April to late October in the Coastal Plain; late April or early May to early October in the Piedmont, and to late September in the mountains.
habitat A wide variety of stream habitats, but most common along small forested streams.
behavior Where present, easily seen flitting slowly amid vegetation close to a stream, usually in shade or in small openings inside a forest.
comments This is, by far, our most commonly seen member of the Family Calopterygidae (Broad-winged Damsels), and it is also one of the most obvious and easily identified of all of our damselflies.
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Species account update: LeGrand

Photo Gallery for Ebony Jewelwing

Other NC Galleries:    Jeff Pippen    Will Cook    Ted Wilcox
Photo by: Mike Turner

Comment: Richmond; C, 2018-09-04, Naked Creek @ SR 1003 (Derby Rd.)
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Jackson, 2018-06-25, Tuckasegee River at Jackson County Greenway, northwest of Cullowhee
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Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Onslow, 2018-05-15, my property, Holly Ridge - male along small seepage stream
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Moore; C, 2017-07-19, Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, Gumswamp and Pine Island trails - male (most were females)
Photo by: Guy McGrane

Comment: Watauga, 2017-07-17, Boone Greenway-along new river
Photo by: Barbara McRae

Comment: Macon, 2017-07-03, Franklin; small tributary of Burningtown Creek, Saldeer Mtn. - Two mating pairs
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Ashe, 2017-06-27, New River State Park (NERI), Wagoner Access
Photo by: Curtis Smalling

Comment: McDowell; M, 2017-06-06, at North Fork Catawba River 35.839236 -81.98814
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Burke; P, 2017-06-04, Catawba Meadows Park, Morganton
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Mitchell, 2017-06-03, Cane Creek at Wade Tipton Memorial Ball Park, Bakersville
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Jones, 2017-04-11, Weetock Trail near Haywood Landing, Croatan National Forest
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Duplin, 2016-08-26, Northeast Cape Fear River, Kenansville Boating Access
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Graham, 2016-06-12, Tulula Wetlands, females
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Pender, 2016-05-27, Black River
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Bladen, 2016-05-27, Black River
Photo by: Curtis Smalling

Comment: McDowell; P, 2015-06-04, Hwy 221 Baseball field park on Linville River - male and female
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Cherokee, 2014-06-20, two locations
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Durham, 2014-05-24, Glenstone pond - female
Photo by: Conrad Wernett

Comment: Craven, 2014-05-17, - Small drainages and creeks in CNF
Photo by: Doug Johnston, Vin Stanton

Comment: Graham, 2013-07-16, Tallulah Bog - Male
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston, Simon Thompson

Comment: Polk; P, 2012-08-04, FENCE - Male & Female
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Transylvania, 2011-08-19, Brevard - Male & Female
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Janie Owens, Gail Lankford

Comment: Haywood, 2011-08-13, Cataloochee Valley, GSMNP - Male
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Buncombe, 2011-08-10, Richmond Hill Park, Asheville - Male & Female
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Buncombe, 2011-06-14, imaged at Beaver Lake Asheville
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Henderson, 2011-06-07, Imaged at Fletcher Park @ pond - males and females present
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Henderson, 2011-06-07, Imaged at Fletcher Park @ pond - males and females present
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Madison, 2011-06-05, Imaged along French Broad River southern Madison County - males and females present
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Madison, 2011-06-05, Imaged along French Broad River southern Madison County - males and females present
Photo by: Salman Abdulali

Comment: Pitt, 2010-05-09, River Park North
Photo by: Joe Lafferty

Comment: Brunswick, 2009-06-21,
Photo by: Bailey Winsted

Comment: Forsyth, 2009-06-05, near Kernersville - male
Photo by: Lori Owenby

Comment: Catawba, 2009-06-04, all sightings from Riverbend Park - two males, one female along woodland trail
Photo by: Bob Oberfelder

Comment: Wake, 2007-09-09, Observed in Cary at Lochmere Golf course, female
Photo by: Bob Oberfelder

Comment: Wake, 2007-09-09, Observed in Cary at Lochmere Golf Course, Male
Photo by: Curtis Smalling

Comment: Watauga, 2006-06-20, Meat Camp Creek Environmental Studies Area near point 36.24414; 081.62866
Photo by: Betty Anderson

Comment: Female, W.B. Umstead State Park, 2004-06-01