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Species Dythemis velox - Swift Setwing

Swift Setwing - Dythemis velox - male Swift setwing - Dythemis velox Swift Setwing -  - Dythemis velox Dragonfly with black and white tail and striped body - Dythemis velox Swift setwing - Dythemis velox - female Swift Setwing - Dythemis velox other dragonfly - Dythemis velox Swift Setwing - Dythemis velox
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)
Length: 42-50 mm
Note brown wing-tips. Typically perch in an alert stance with wings held forward. Male abdomen slightly clubbed. See print and Internet references.
Texas, parts of southeast, currently expanding range northward.
Rivers, streams, ponds, lakes.
Late March-early November.
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.