July 20, 2009
Love your site. My kids are budding entomologists and we spend our summers finding bugs all day. This one was so pretty I thought i’d send you the picture. Looked it up on your site to find out – i’m pretty sure – an ebony jewelwing damselfly. The photo doesn’t do the colors justice – it was so metallic and bright. Very cool bug.
The Franke family
Dear Franke family,
Thanks for submitting your photo of an Ebony Jewelwing, Calopteryx maculata, one of the Damselflies. The hand provides a nice sense of scale.