The Taxonomic Breakdown is the scientific way to categorize a partocular insect species from its largest group (Animalia) to its smallest (variable). The Genus and Species categorizations taken together make up the species' scientific name shown above, in this case Perithemis tenera.
Abdomen: Has a noticeably large / oversized abdomen.
Daytime: Typically seen during daylight / daytime hours.
Striped / Banded: Noticeable stripes or banding pattern.
Winged: Has wings to hop or fly over distance.
The Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly has been identified by site users by the following descriptors:
The general likelihood of encountering this insect based on a given month of the year in the state of Tennessee. Generally, the best sighting months are June through August with peak occurring in July.
Below is a representation of the 'smallest-small' and 'largest-large' sizes commonly associated with the Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly. Due to monitor differences, sizes may not be exact on your particular screen. Conversions to millimeters are provided for convenience.
0.79 inches (20 mm)
0.98 inches (25 mm)
Below you will find the colors most commonly associated with the Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly. Both Primary and Secondary colors are represented in the showcase. Due to monitor differences, colors may not be exact representations.
The Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly can be found in the following Tennessee counties:
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