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Species Erythemis plebeja - Pin-tailed Pondhawk

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Genus Erythemis (Pondhawks)
Species plebeja (Pin-tailed Pondhawk)
Explanation of Names
Author: Burmeister, 1839
Size
41 - 49 mm
Identification
Mature males with abdominal segments 1 - 3 black and very swollen, while 4 - 10 are very slender.
Range
South Texas to Paraguay. Dunkle reports that this species was first reported from Miami in 1971 and has since spread very slowly northward.
Remarks
Possibly introduced to Florida by human activities (1). Texas populations more likely natural.
Works Cited
1.Dragonflies of the Florida Peninsula, Bermuda, and the Bahamas
Sidney W. Dunkle. 1989. Scientific Publishers.