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  Eastern Amberwing
            Perithemis tenera (Say, 1839)

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Range & Habitat:

Found throughout the state in a wide variety of habitats, it prefers still or slow moving water.

Eastern Amberwing male 

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Description:

Our only small (some might say tiny) amber-winged dragonfly.  Females are superficially similar to Halloween Pennant, Calico Pennant, and Painted Skimmer; all are much larger.

 

Conservation Status:

State: S5 - Demonstrably secure in the state

Global: G5 - Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range

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Flight season:

Early Date: 6/1
Late Date: 9/24

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Flight Season

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Number of Records
16 
7 16 6 1
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Months

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Date, distribution, and status data courtesy of Allen Barlow, NJOS

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