CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly (Perithemis tenera) Male
One of the smallest dragonflies, I don’t often see the males around, but the girls are prolific.
Dragonflies are beneficial as they are predatory on pest insects in both the adult and larval stages. Larval state is aquatic and helps control mosquito larva.
Shown on Florida Native Sedge