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Species Perithemis intensa - Mexican Amberwing

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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)
Species intensa (Mexican Amberwing)
Lengh 23-29 mm, wingspan 41-44 mm
Small, thorax and abdomen yellowish-brown and unmarked. Wing markings rather variable.
California deserts, Nevada (?), Arizona, western New Mexico, south through much of Mexico
Ponds, ditches, etc., often rather muddy
Print References
Dunkle, p. 209, plate 38 (1)
Biggs, p. 26 (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dragonflies Through Binoculars: A Field Guide to Dragonflies of North America
Sidney W. Dunkle. 2000. Oxford Press.
2.Common Dragonflies of the Southwest
Kathy Biggs. 2004. Azalea Creek Pub.