eastern amberwing

(Perithemis tenera)

Conservation Status
eastern amberwing
Photo by Wayne Rasmussen
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranke

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

The wings of the male are entirely amber.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Total Length: 13 16 to 1

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Lakes, ponds, ditches, stream pools, and other permanent still or slow-moving waters. Not bogs.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

Mid-June to late August

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nymph Food

 
 

 

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

17, 18, 24, 27, 29, 72.

 
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Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)  
 

Suborder

Epiprocta  
  Infraorder Anisoptera (dragonflies)  
 

Superfamily

Cavilabiata  
 

Family

Libellulidae (skimmers)  
 

Genus

Perithemis  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Perithemis seminole

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

eastern amberwing

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Dragonfly, Joy Park, Maplewood, MN

 
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Perithemis tenera (Eastern Amberwing)
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Eastern Amberwing
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Other Videos
 
  Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly - Perithemis tenera
adamitshelanu
 
   
 
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Published on Jul 24, 2014

Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly - Perithemis tenera

Uncle Steve tries to follow this beautiful insect on US Hwy 64 at Ramseur, Randolph County, North Carolina: Eastern Amberwing (Dragonfly)

Perithemis tenera
MALE: uniform wing coloring
FEMALE: mottled wing coloring

Date: 11 JULY 2014

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  Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly
Dah Professor
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 19, 2011

Male Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) - Scherman-Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, 9 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, New Jersey

Note: Did you see him chewing and pooing at the same time?

 
  Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly
Basicbill's Outdoor and Travel Channel
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 15, 2011

A female Amberwing videoed at the Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve on July 7, 2011.

Female amberwings' wings are covered in brown spots, unlike the male, whose are entirely amber. From: http://phsinsects.wikispaces.com/Eastern+Amberwing+Dragonfly

 
  Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly
Dah Professor
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Aug 21, 2011

Male Eastern Amberwing Dragpnfly perched on a mint flower on the edge of the Watergate Pond at the Delaware water Gap National Recreation Area.

This guy occasionally takes flight and captures small bugs in mid flight that you can see him chewing on when he lands. The mint flowerhead is also crawling with unidentified flies. It's interesting to note that the dragonfly seems to show no interest at all in the bugs crawling underfoot, and I suspect that it is because Dragonflies are "programmed" to capture insects in flight, and the thought of grabbing one that crawls right between their legs never occurs to them!

FYI - Be sure to click the little gear icon and watch this video full screen in 1080p HD

Did you see the OOF (out of focus) waterbugs scooting around in the BG (background)?

 
  Eastern Amberwing dragonfly, Kissena Park
Timothy Ng
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Sep 3, 2011

This tiny Skimmer is only about 1 inch long. Shot by Panasonic GH2 + 100-300mm lens in 9/3 (Sat) late afternoon.

 
       

 

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Location: Maplewood Heights Park

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Location: Joy Park

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