Crawlies with Cri, Local News

Crawlies with Cri: by Christy Solo

This week’s crawly has a perfect common name. Meet the river jeweling (Calopteryx aequabilis).Their scientific name is spot on too: Calopteryx is from the Greek “kalos” (beautiful) + “pteron” (wing or feather).There are only five species of jewelwings in North America, and only the river jewelwing can be found in Oregon.Jewelwings are in the Family Calopterygidae – broad-winged damselflies. There are three non-jewelwing species of broad-wings, bringing the total . . .

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