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Genus Perithemis - Amberwings

Eastern Amberwing - Perithemis tenera - male California Dragon 6 - Perithemis intensa - female Peña Blanca dragonfly - Perithemis intensa Dragonfly 2 - Perithemis tenera - male Dragonfly - Perithemis tenera Eastern amberwing - Perithemis tenera - male Confirm Eastern Amberwing? - Perithemis tenera - female Clear/Bronze winged Dragonfly - Perithemis tenera
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family Libellulidae (Skimmers)
Genus Perithemis (Amberwings)
4 Nearctic species in the genus.
Very small in size. Males have amber wings. Stocky build. Often mistaken for wasps.
Eastern Amberwing found in the Eastern 2/3rds of the United States; the other three species are found along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Life Cycle
Tiny flying insects.
Amberwings have the most complex courtship rituals among all U.S. dragonflies.(1)
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