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Dragonfly - Brown Wings & Body - Perithemis tenera

Dragonfly - Brown Wings & Body - Perithemis tenera
Inverness, Citrus County, Florida, USA
May 22, 2007
Size: abt. 1 & 1/2 In. to 2 in.
This Dragonfly has Brown Wings . I checked the Eastern Amberwinged Dragonfly but this Dragonfly has different markings on the wings and poses much differently.

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Dragonfly - Brown Wings & Body Front View - Perithemis tenera Dragonfly - Brown Wings & Body - Perithemis tenera

Moved
Moved from Common Skimmers.

Amberwing
I agree that this is a female Eastern Amberwing, no doubt about it. :-)

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Moved from Dragonflies.

It's an Eastern Amberwing, Florida style
This is a female Eastern Amberwing, Perithemis tenera. The further south you go, particularly in Florida, the more dark brown the wings contain. (So says Dunkle in his guide to Dragonflies of Florida and the Bahamas. I've never had the chance to photograph dragonflies in Florida myself.)

See Robberfly comment
See the comment for the robberfly pics. Someone should be able to link together the two that belong. Sorry again.

 
Linked correctly...
see comments on companion image for ID suggestion by Eric Eaton. You also might want to try the guide for this, too. I think the family is correct.

 
The only small mottled dragon
The only small mottled dragonfly like this I know of in Florida is a female Amberwing. Many dragonflies hold their bodies up like this to avoid direct rays from the sun and overheating. The amberwings go a little further and also curve their bodies during courtship.

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