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Genus Amphiagrion - Red Damsels

Eastern Red Damsel - Amphiagrion saucium - male Eastern Red Damsel - Amphiagrion saucium - male Centennial Damsels - Amphiagrion abbreviatum - male - female Unknown dragonfly - Amphiagrion saucium Our second visitor at End Creek - Amphiagrion abbreviatum - male Damselfly - Amphiagrion abbreviatum Amphiagrion abbreviatum Amphiagrion abbreviatum
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.