Eastern Amberwing - Perithemis tenera (Say, 1839)

Range & Habitat:

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


Flight Season:
Early Date: 1 June
Late Date: 24 September

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Oblique - Photo by Jim Bangma
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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