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Genus Neoneura - Robust Threadtails

Amelia's Threadtail and reflection - Neoneura amelia - male Amelia's Threadtails in tandem flight - Neoneura amelia - male - female Amelia's Threadtails in tandem oviposition - Neoneura amelia - male - female Coral-fronted Threadtail and reflection - Neoneura aaroni - male Neoneura aaroni - Coral-fronted Threadtail - Neoneura aaroni - male - female Coral-fronted Threadtail - Neoneura aaroni - male Coral-fronted Threadtail - Neoneura aaroni - male Neoneura amelia? - Neoneura amelia
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Zygoptera (Damselflies)
Family Protoneuridae (Threadtails)
Genus Neoneura (Robust Threadtails)
Numbers
Two species known from the US
Identification
Abdomen proportionately thicker and shorter than the slender threadtails (Protoneura spp.).
Range
Found in the US only in southern Texas
Habitat
Running water with emergent or floating vegetation or debris; most often seen flying in the shade less than an inch above the surface of the water
Season
late spring through early fall, in Texas
Life Cycle
Usually oviposit in tandem in driftwood or other debris floating downstream
Print References
Abbott 2005, Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas