All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly</strong> 
<em>Calopteryx maculata</em>

This handsome metallic green male damselfly gave me quite a hard time to get this picture. I was trying out my new camera (in 2004) at the UT Arboretum when I spotted him. He ...
Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly
Calopteryx maculata

This handsome metallic green male damselfly gave me quite a hard time to get this picture. I was trying out my new camera (in 2004) at the UT Arboretum when I spotted him. He would flit from leaf to leaf as I tried to focus the camera. He gave me a greater appreciation for wildlife photographers!
They are actually black, but these beautiful damselflies can look blue, green or black depending on the angle of the sun's light.

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