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Gallery - Demoiselles

[More information about Beautiful Demoiselle][bdemoisell5]Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)

The largest and darkest Demoiselle with almost entirely metalic cobalt wings in males and transparently greenish to deep ebony wings in females. The flight is butterfly like, but heavier and the species is more often seen in deep forest shade.

[More information about Banded Demoiselle][bandeddemoiselle1]Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)

This "streamside butterfly" is our most familiar Demoiselle

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