CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly (Perithemis tenera)
Female shown. Quite small. 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 Key to Florida Dragonflies: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in632
Shown on Florida Native Plant: Spanish Needles (Bidens alba)