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Species Neoneura amelia - Amelia's Threadtail

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 Neoneura amelia? - Neoneura amelia
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)
Species amelia (Amelia's Threadtail)
Male has solid brilliant orange over head, thorax, and anterior segments of abdomen; rest of abdomen dark. Females are very difficult to separate from those of other Neoneura species.
Recorded from Cameron, Hidalgo, and Zapata Counties on the Lower Rio Grande, and two other counties in southern Texas. Ranges south through Mexico to Panama.
Slow-moving rivers and streams with abundant emergent or floating vegetation; males generally seen patrolling over open water in the shade, just above the surface
Late spring through early fall
Life Cycle
Usually oviposits in tandem into driftwood or other floating vegetation
Print References
Abbott 2005, Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas