Eastern Amberwing dragonfly

The following photos show an Eastern Amberwing dragonfly (Perithemis tenera) spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

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

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Copyright © 2011 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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