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Species Erythrodiplax umbrata - Band-winged Dragonlet

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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 Erythrodiplax (Dragonlets)
Species umbrata (Band-winged Dragonlet)
Size
Length 38-47 mm
Identification
Mature males distinctive, with slender body and black bands on wings.
Range
Neotropical, West Indies, to southern Florida and southern Texas.
Habitat
Ponds and marshes, especially temporary ponds.
Season
All year.
Print References
Dunkle, figures 84 and 85, page 94. (1)
Dunkle, plate 36, #6, #7. (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dragonflies of the Florida Peninsula, Bermuda, and the Bahamas
Sidney W. Dunkle. 1989. Scientific Publishers.
2.Dragonflies Through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America
Sidney W. Dunkle. 2000. Oxford Press.