Monday, September 5, 2011

American Rubyspot

The American rubyspot is a broadwing damselfly. Its bright red metallic color makes it unmistakable. Like all the broadwinged damselflies that live in Minnesota the American rubyspot is most often found along the banks of small to medium sized rivers. I photographed this one at Riverbend Nature Center in Faribault, MN


Frank said...

Super macro of a very distinctive species.

Country Mouse Studio said...

what a great photo he looks almost metallic

KaHolly said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I've never seen one like it. My favorite dragonfly guide is from Minnesota - Dragonflies of the North Woods by Kurt Mead!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

How in the world did you get the damselfly to stay still long enough to take its picture?!


Dibs of yellow and dabs of red—
Rainbow colors go to my head!

Dashes of gold and crimson too—
Painted like this I can’t feel blue!

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Liz said...

Fantastic capture!

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Maria @ LSS said...

Stunning shot. Happy RT!

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Dinah said...

wow, great capture (he he, literally?)

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Jama said...

A very unique colour for a damselfly!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome photo! wow! ~Carol (A Creative Harbor) ~ Happy RT ^_^