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Female Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly

Perithemis Tenera


The Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly is 3/4 to 1 inch long with a wingspan of 1 and 3/4 inches. The dragonfly is mainly a yellowish brown color; it has a yellow face with a brown thorax and brownish yellow abdomen. Its wings, as said in the name, are amber colored. Female amberwings' wings are covered in brown spots, unlike the male, whose are entirely amber.


Eastern Amberwing Dragonflies live and fly near and over water in areas like lakes and ponds. Eastern Amberwing Dragonflies have a wide range of distribution in the Eastern United States; other amberwing dragonflies can be found in more southern states and countries, such as Mexico.


Various insects; insects that would be considered pests to us. Mayflies and mosquitoes, for example.

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Sarasota, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jun 30, 2013
Submitted on Jul 1, 2013

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