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For the United States & Canada

Genus Amphiagrion - Red Damsels

Eastern Red Damsels Mating Wheel - Amphiagrion saucium - male - female Eastern Red Damsel - Amphiagrion saucium - female Amphiagrion saucium? - Amphiagrion saucium Unknown Damselfly - Amphiagrion saucium - male - female Western Red Damsel - Amphiagrion abbreviatum - male Western Red Damsel - Amphiagrion abbreviatum - female Western Red Damsel_Amphiagrion abbreviatum_male - Amphiagrion abbreviatum - male Amphiagrion saucium  - Amphiagrion saucium - male
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
Two species
21-28 mm
"The black and red coloration, small size, and relatively short and thick abdomen" distinguish this species.(1)
Widespread in the United States and Canada
"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.