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Is this an amberwing dragonfly? - Perithemis tenera

Is this an amberwing dragonfly? - Perithemis tenera
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
June 8, 2015
The body markings don't quite match the amberwings I shot last summer. The wings do match. Last years was a male, maybe this is a female?

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Eastern Amberwing male.
Here is one like it:

 
Interesting
Why are the markings so different if both are male amberwings? My earlier one in this site is: Photo#1000451 I don't know how to link to it.

 
It is common to see variation in markings
between individuals of the same species. Some species vary a lot more than others. I am no expert and cannot give you an in-depth reply. Although this individual has a lot less white than the previous male you photographed, you will notice that the white that is there is of the same shape and at the same location as on the previous one. Eastern Amberwing is the only amberwing in the country that has white marks on the side of the thorax.

 
thank you
Your last sentence is what I needed to hear. That will help in the future. :)

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