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Species Neoneura aaroni - Coral-fronted Threadtail

Coral-fronted Threadtail and reflection - Neoneura aaroni - male Neoneura aaroni - Coral-fronted Threadtail - Neoneura aaroni - male - female Neoneura aaroni - Coral-fronted Threadtail - Neoneura aaroni - male - female Coral-fronted Threadtail - Neoneura aaroni - male Coral-fronted Threadtail - Neoneura aaroni - male
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)
Species aaroni (Coral-fronted Threadtail)
Identification
Male is blue-gray with brilliant coral-orange rectangles on its face and back. Female is very difficult to distinguish from those of other Neoneura species.
Range
The Central Texas Hill Country, the Lower Rio Grande, and south into Mexico, mainly Nuevo Leon.
Habitat
Slow-moving rivers and streams with abundant emergent or floating vegetation
Season
Late spring through fall in Texas
Life Cycle
Usually oviposits in tandem into driftwood and other floating debris
Print References
Abbott 2005, Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas