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Eastern Amberwing

Perithemis tenera


The Eastern Amberwing is very small, reaching a total length of no more than 25 mm. The males have orange or amber wings. Both genders have a red pterostigma. The scientific name, tenera, means delicate and alludes to its small size.


Edge of a large pond near a deciduous forest. Cleveland Metroparks System, North Chagrin Reservation, Mayfield, Ohio Cuyahoga County USA.

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Mayfield, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Aug 17, 2013
Submitted on Aug 20, 2013


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