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Eastern Amberwing dragonfly (male)

Perithemis tenera


The Eastern Amberwing dragonfly, a member of the skimmer family of dragonflies, is easily recognized by its relatively small size, brown body with a striped abdomen, and amber colored wings featuring red pterostigmas.


Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource:


The Eastern Amberwing is the smallest species of dragonfly found at Huntley Meadows Park.

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Groveton, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 24, 2011
Submitted on Aug 17, 2011

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