Saturday, July 10, 2021

River Jewelwing

A few miles from the snaketails I previously wrote about that we saw on 6 July 2021, we encountered River Jewelwings—truly gorgeous odonates. These stream-bank inhabiting damselflies seem to be quite common in western Washington along the Chehalis River and its tributaries. Several flew about on the Black River south of the town of Gate. This was my first photographic record from Thurston County, although it is by no means uncommon here. David, Megan, and I found River Jewelwings at the same location on 17 June, but neither David nor I manage an in-focus photo. River Jewelwings occur from coast to coast across the northern United States and parts of southern Canada.

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