Eastern Amberwings are found near bodies of water like streams, creeks, marshes, ponds and lagoons. They are small dragonflies that might be mistaken for wasps when they flick their tails. They are most active on sunny days.
Details of the:
Category: Dragonfly or Damselfly
Common name: Eastern Amberwing
Scientific Name: Perithemis tenera
Other Names: Low-Flying Amberwing
Size (Adult, Length): 20mm to 25mm (0.79in to 0.98in)
Identifying Colors: orange, red, white, brown
Additional Descriptors: flying
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Mexico
* Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.