I prefer the subtle coloration of female Eastern Amberwing dragonflies (Perithemis tenera), like the one shown above.
Some people like the gaudy coloration of male Eastern Amberwings, such as the one shown below.
Both individuals were spotted either in or near Huntley Meadows Park.
The female is perching in a field located just south of Dogue Creek, near the head-end of the Hike-Bike Trail.
Step 3. Spend time in the field, literally. Take time to look carefully. Search fields near water (sometimes far from water) where you may find immature- and female dragonflies. BEWARE of chiggers and ticks! Source Credit: Five steps to the next level of dragonfly spotting.
The male is perching facing Barnyard Run, waiting for a hook-up with a female.
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