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Unknown dragonfly - Amphiagrion saucium

Unknown dragonfly - Amphiagrion saucium
Wayland, Allegan County, Michigan, USA
May 28, 2012

Moved from Red Damsels. Odonata Central has all the Michigan specimens listed as saucium, so we'll move it there until more work is done on this genus.

Moved from Damselflies.

Per Paulson (1) - More study is needed in the Great Lakes region as to whether these are Amphiagrion saucium or A. abbreviatum.

Moved from ID Request.

Try Eastern Red Damsel (Amphiagrion saucium)
This looks more like it.

It even has the red pterostigma and is smaller than P. nymphula . Range is good too.

Is P . nymphula a US species?
I know it well from the UK where it was the commonest on my pond but I wasnt aware it occured this side of the Atlantic. Thorax doesnt look right, no visible red stipes. Check british Dragonfly society for pic.
There are even some old pics of mine still there

Pyrrhosoma nymphula?
damselfly. Dragonflies hold their wings perpendicular to their bodies (like a solar panel across their back)/parallel to the surface of their perch, while damselflies hold wings parallel to the body (streamlined from head to tail). :)

looks like Pyrrhosoma nymphula, Large Red Damselfly.

I should have added this in t
I should have added this in the description but these guys were not more than an inch maybe a little more than that long. Similar size to a Northern Bluet.

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