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Species Dythemis velox - Swift Setwing

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Genus Dythemis (Setwings)
Species velox (Swift Setwing)
Size
Length: 42-50 mm
Identification
Note brown wing-tips. Typically perch in an alert stance with wings held forward. Male abdomen slightly clubbed. See print and Internet references.
Range
Texas, parts of southeast, currently expanding range northward.
Habitat
Rivers, streams, ponds, lakes.
Season
Late March-early November.
Food
Predatory.
See Also
Other Setwings.
Print References
Dunkle, p. 239, plate 46 (1)
Abbott, p. 254, photo 50d (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dragonflies Through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America
Sidney W. Dunkle. 2000. Oxford Press.
2.Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States
John C. Abbott. 2005. Princeton University Press.