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Eastern Amberwing

Perithemis tenera


About 90% of the dragonflies (Anisoptera) around the pond today were Eastern Amberwings. This is one mating pair.

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YurianaMartínez 8 years ago

great spotting!

Geodialist 8 years ago

Great catch! According to Odonata Central, the window of opportunity to shoot a mating pair of Eastern Amberwings is very brief: "This small dragonfly has been well studied. It has an elaborate courtship behavior. ... Females appear and are courted by the male. He will fly out to her and lead her back to his prospective oviposition site, hovering with his abdomen turned up. Upon acceptance by the female, signaled by a slower wing beat, the pair perch on a twig and mate, taking 20-30 sec." Source Credit: Odonata Central

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Highland Park, New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Aug 2, 2012
Submitted on Aug 2, 2012

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