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Genus Amphiagrion - Red Damsels

Unknown Damselfly - Amphiagrion saucium - male - female Small orange & red damselfly - Amphiagrion saucium - female Western Red Damsel - Amphiagrion abbreviatum - male coupled Eastern Red Damselflies - Amphiagrion saucium - male - female Damselfly - Amphiagrion saucium - female Amphiagrion saucium-Eastern Red Damselfly - Amphiagrion saucium - male Amphiagrion saucium Amphiagrion saucium - male - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder Zygoptera (Damselflies)
Family Coenagrionidae (Narrow-winged Damselflies)
Genus Amphiagrion (Red Damsels)
Other Common Names
USE: The Odonata of North America for Common Names
USE: The Odonata of North America for Scientific Names
Numbers
Two species
Size
21-28 mm
Identification
"The black and red coloration, small size, and relatively short and thick abdomen" distinguish this species.(1)
Range
Widespread in the United States and Canada
Remarks
"There is evidence that populations from the midwest, southwest into Arizona, probably represent a third species, but their status is as yet unclear."(1)
Works Cited
1.Damselflies of North America
Minter J., Jr Westfall, Michael L. May. 1996. Scientific Pub.