River Jewelwing Calopteryx aequabilis Say, 1839Garrett only    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Odonata   >   Family Calopterygidae   >   Genus Calopteryx   


Calopteryx aequabilis is a primarily northern species which has been detected as larvae in Maryland. It inhabits streams to medium-sized rivers with good water quality and extensive aquatic vegetation. It may occur with Ebony Jewelwing, but will also use larger rivers than that species (Paulson, 2011).

There are 2 records in the project database.

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A male River Jewelwing in the Adirondacks Mountains, New York (6/28/2008). Garrett County is the only county where River Jewelwings have been located. So far only the larval stage has been documented. Adults have never been observed. Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

Male and female River Jewelwings in the Adirondacks Mountains, New York (6/28/2008) Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

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