Eastern Amberwing

Perithemis tenera

The Eastern Amberwing is a species of dragonfly in family Libellulidae. It is very small, reaching a total length of no more than 25 mm. The males have orange or amber wings. Both genders have a red pterostigma.

The common name refers to its eastern range, although this dragonfly does extend westward well into the central part of the United States. The scientific name, ''tenera'', means delicate and alludes to its small size.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderOdonata
FamilyLibellulidae
GenusPerithemis
SpeciesP. tenera