If you wait long enough an Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly will open and close its wings.
Their outsized heads tend to make nice shadows in the right light.
Wings closed is their most common position when I have seen them.
They do chose some interesting leaves to land on, including this poison ivy.
Francis Beidler Forest, SC
March 31, 2023
4 thoughts on “Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly, Open And Shut”
Fantastic, Ellen! I’ve shared links on twitter and mastodon.
Thanks, Liz! So glad that you liked them and thank you for the share.
Cool! The last soon to be itchy one is a male. The white stigmas say female.
They are quite fascinating with the luminescence color changes with the light. And they are amazingly fast flyers!