Appalachian Jewelwing Calopteryx angustipennis (Selys, 1853)S1 (Highly state rare)  -  S2 (State rare)  

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Appalachian Jewelwing (Calopteryx angustipennis) is a large, very long-bodied and attenuated damselfly found in clean, usually rocky, streams and small rivers. The specific epithet angustipennis refers to the very narrow wings of this species, a distinctive feature. This impressive species was only recently discovered to occur in Maryland. It inhabits the upper Potomac and larger tributaries in Washington and Allegany Counties (Richard Orr's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Maryland and the District of Columbia website). It is considered an S1-S2.

There are 10 records in the project database.

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Appalachian Jewelwing, Allegany County, Maryland (5/26/2008). This was the first Maryland state record. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A male Appalachian Jewelwing found on the Potomac River in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/26/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A male Appalachian Jewelwing in Washington Co., Maryland (6/29/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Jewelwing in Washington Co., Maryland (5/18/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An Appalachian Jewelwing in Washington Co., Maryland (6/4/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Mating Appalachian Jewelwings in Washington Co., Maryland (6/30/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Appalachian Jewelwing in Russell Co., Virginia (5/25/2008). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)


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