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Species Perithemis intensa - Mexican Amberwing

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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 Perithemis (Amberwings)
Species intensa (Mexican Amberwing)
Size
Lengh 23-29 mm, wingspan 41-44 mm
Identification
Small, thorax and abdomen yellowish-brown and unmarked. Wing markings rather variable.
Range
California deserts, Nevada (?), Arizona, western New Mexico, south through much of Mexico
Habitat
Ponds, ditches, etc., often rather muddy
Season
May-November
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.