Sunday, June 26, 2011
River jewelwings are one of our largest damselflies, and well named -- they are one the most beautiful. Both the male and female have metallic bodies. Most books say both are green, but I’d forgotten what the books say and painted what I saw -- a bright blue male. Looking at my photos later, he couldn’t have been much bluer. I did find that his color shifts from blue to green, depending on the angle of the light. All the females we photographed shone green, with golden undercurrents.
For more about my afternoon with the jewelwings go to www.elvafieldnotes.blogspot.com: Serendipity: River Jewelwings, posted June 26, 2011