Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly (Perithemis tenera) Male

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.

Learn: http://www.odonatacentral.org/index.php/FieldGuideAction.get/id/47478

Shown on Florida Native Sedge

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