Adirondacks For Kids: Be a Bug Detective: Find an Ebony Jewelwing

Ebony Jewelwing
Adirondacks For Kids: Be a Bug Detective while you are playing outside or along a nature hike and look for this damselfly known for its bright body and black wings. It can be seen buzzing about usually during the summer months of July and August. 


The Ebony Jewelwing is a type of damselfly. This bug eats large quantities of aphids, flies, mosquitos and other insects! Just the type of outdoor friend we like to have. Not only is this little creature beautiful but very helpful. 

That said, it also is a meal for birds, dragonflies and bats. Well, we all can't be at the top of the food chain. 

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