Male Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)
Siebenthaler Fen, Beavercreek, Ohio
Tiny yet very important. Odonata (which includes dragonflies & damselflies) are a vital indicator of the health of wetland habitats and water quality. This ebony jewelwing was photographed in a fen: a type of wetland. The best times to see Odonata are on warm sunny days during the spring, summer, and fall.
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