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Species Perithemis tenera - Eastern Amberwing

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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 tenera (Eastern Amberwing)
One of four Nearctic species in the genus.
Typically 21-24 mm.
Except along the U.S.-Mexican border, this is the only tiny dragonfly with amber wings on the male.
Eastern 2/3rds of the United States; range continues into Mexico.
Ponds, lakes, occasionally the still areas of streams.
Primarily a summer species; active all year in the far southern U.S.
Tiny flying insects.
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