The broad-winged family of dragonflies are typically large and flashy. Most of the broad-winged damsels are found in the tropical areas of the world, with only around ten types found in North America, but we do have four that are found in this area. Two of the four are members of the genus Calopteryx which are more commonly known as jewelwings. The ebony jewelwing is usually found around small to medium size streams. They are a fluorescent blue or green color, depending on the light, with completely black wings. In the two photographs above the top one is a male and the bottom is a female. We can tell because the female has a white pseudostigma, white dot, near the tip of her wings. I photographed these ebony jewelwing where the Sunrise River intersects the Larger St Croix River in Wild River State Park.