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American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
The American Rubyspot (Hetaerina americana) is a large, widespread damselfly which occurs across all the U.S. It perches along the edges of streams and flies on slow wing beats as it forages. The first two photos here are digital captures in Travis Co., Texas in April, 2003, and were shot with a Canon EOS 10D and EF 300 mm F4 L IS lens with a 1.4X extender and 550 EX flash. The 3rd photo was shot in May, 2003 with the same equipment as above in Lost Canyon, Real Co., Texas. Scroll down for more images.
The pair of American Rubyspots in tandem shown here was along the Guadalupe River in Kerr Co., Texas in October, 2004. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender. A male Blue-ringed Dancer (Argia sedula) is also in the image. The pair of American Rubyspots in the next shot was at the same place and time.
The next two images show female American Rubyspots in Travis Co., Texas, in May, 2005. These shots were taken with the same gear as the two images just above.
The male American Rubyspot shown here was in Sycamore Canyon, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, in May, 2008. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.
This next shot of a male American Rubyspot was taken with the same gear as above, but along Bonita Creek, Graham Co., Arizona, also in May, 2008.
The young female American Rubyspot shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in June, 2009. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 l IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The female American Rubyspot shown here was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in November, 2009. This image was taken with the same gear as the shot just above.
The teneral female American Rubyspot on the right was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in March, 2010.
The teneral male American Rubyspot on the right was along Sulphur Creek in Lampasas, Lampasas Co., Texas, in September, 2011. THis shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The male American Rubyspot on the right was along Onion Creek near Dripping Springs, Hays Co., Texas, in July, 2012.
The male American Rubyspot on the right was along the Blanco River, Blanco Co., Texas, in July, 2012.
The male American Rubyspot on the right was near Luling in Caldwell Co., Texas, in August, 2013.
The female American Rubyspot here was on the Blanco River in Blanco, Texas, in August, 2013.
The pair of American Rubyspots in copula in the next two shots were on the Blanco River in Blanco, Texas, in August, 2013.
The male American Rubyspot in the next two shots was on Cienega Creek in Presidio Co., Texas in August, 2013.
The female American Rubyspot on the right was in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in November, 2013.
The female American Rubyspots in the next two shots were at Rancho Privavera, Jalisco, Mexico, in April, 2014.
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
Dry Creek Road
6 mi E of Barksdale,
Real Co., Texas
29 April 2014
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
Milton Reimers Ranch Park,
Travis Co., Texas
26 June 2014
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
San Marcos River,
ca 3 mi W of Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
3 July 2014
29.6669
-97.6979
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
teneral female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
23 March 2015
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
Santa Elena Canyon,
Big Bend National Park,
Brewster Co., Texas
1 May 2015
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
female
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
8 May 2015
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
female
Mike Murphy Ranch,
Travis Co., Texas
14 July 2015
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
Palmetto State Park,
Gonzales Co., Texas
24 July 2015
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
Mike Murphy Ranch,
Travis Co., Texas
3 August 2015
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
Rio Grande near Rinconada,
Taos Co., New Mexico
20 August 2015
Lat 36.230181, Lon -105.856184
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
San Felipe Creek,
Del Rio,
Val Verde Co., Texas
1 October 2015
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
ca. 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
29 June 2016
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
Pedernales River Nature Park,
Johnson City,
Blanco Co., Texas
15 July 2016
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
Pedernales River Nature Park,
Johnson City,
Blanco Co., Texas
15 July 2016
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
Murphy Ranch,
ca. 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
16 September 2016
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
Murphy Ranch,
ca. 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
16 September 2016
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
Murphy Ranch,
ca. 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
16 September 2016
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
Murphy Ranch,
ca 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
15 March 2017
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
Murphy Ranch,
ca 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
15 March 2017
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
Tucker Park
at Maidens Crossing,
Goochland Co., Virginia
8 June 2017
American Rubyspot
Hetaerina americana
male
Blanco River @ Lindeman Rd.,
Blanco, Blanco Co., Texas
22 June 2017
30.0903
-98.3995