Suborder: Zygoptera
(Damselflies)

Family: Calopterygidae
River Jewelwing

Calopterygidae: The Broad-Winged Damsels

Family Facts:

Genus: Calopteryx
These are very large damselflies with iridescent green or blue coloration, depending on how the light hits them. In most species the wing is marked with black or smoky brown.

Calopteryx aequibilis- River Jewelwing


Written by Mark Lung and Stefan Sommer, 2001
Page design by Ean Harker ©2000.
Original images provided by Dennis Paulson,2001.