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Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
The Smoky Rubyspot (Hetaerina titia) is a large broad-winged damselfly which occurs across the eastern U.S. It perches along the edges of shady streams and rivers and makes quick, darting flights over the water as it forages. The first two photos here are digital captures in Travis Co., Texas in June, 2003, and were shot with a Canon EOS 10D and EF 70-200 mm F2.8 L IS lens with a 2X extender and 550 EX flash. A male is shown (at right) and a female (with white stigmas) is at the bottom. The third photo is another shot of a female, also in Travis Co., Texas, in August, 2005. This image was shot with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 EX flash. I have another page about this species and its variable wing color patterns here.
The next 4 images of Smoky Rubyspot were taken in August, 2007, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash. The first 3 shots were taken in Lockhart, Caldwell Co., Texas, and the 4th shot was taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas.
The next two shots male Smoky Rubyspots were taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in November, 2009.
The male Smoky Rubyspot on the right was on the San Marcos River, Caldwell Co., Texas, in July, 2012.
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
male
San Marcos River,
near Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
8 June 2013
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
male
San Marcos River,
near Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
8 June 2013
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
female
Guadalupe River,
Independence Park,
Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas
3 July 2014
29.4834
-97.4486
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
male
with male Blue-ringed Dancer
Argia Sedula
San Marcos River,
ca 3 mi W of Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
3 July 2014
29.6669
-97.6979
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
male
San Marcos River,
3 mi W of Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
31 July 2014
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
male
San Marcos River,
3 mi W of Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
31 July 2014
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
26 November 2014
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
female
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
26 November 2014
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
teneral male
Hornsby Bend,
Austin, Travis Co., Texas
20 April 2015
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
female
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
8 June 2015
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
15 July 2015
Lat 29.483474, Lon -97.449304
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
teneral male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
24 July 2015
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
male
San Felipe Creek,
Del Rio,
Val Verde Co., Texas
1 October 2015
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
male
Pedernales River Nature Park,
Johnson City,
Blanco Co., Texas
15 July 2016
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
female
River Trail Park,
ca 3 mi W of Luling,
Caldwell Co., Texas
29 September 2016
Smoky Rubyspot
Hetaerina titia
male
Independence Park,
Gonzales,
Gonzales Co., Texas
29 June 2017