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Wheel of becoming

Seems to be the season for damselfly get togethers. This pair of Familiar bluets (Enallagma civile) wasn’t the only couple around Franklin Lake making an effort to continue their species.

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Taking a powder

This delicate damselfly — perhaps a Powdered Dancer (Argia moesta) — found a nice fern frond to rest on in Thompson Park. Its long, segmented abdomen looked like a decorative piece of dark bamboo.

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Electric jade juice

Looking quite debonair in his black velvet-winged tuxedo, this male Ebony Jewelwing damselfly (Calopteryx maculata) is just waiting for his turn with the ladies, his body glowing with liquid emeralds.

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