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Mexican Amberwing (Perithemis intensa)
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Mexican Amberwing (Perithemis intensa)

General: Mexican Amberwing Dragonflies (Perithemis intensa) are active daytime fliers seen over ponds and slow moving waters around Las Vegas.

These are small dragonflies. Males are recognized by their overall red color. The head, thorax and abdomen are a bit brown, but even these could be described as a shade of red. The eyes are dark red. Females are similar, except that the tips of the wings are clear.

These active creatures are harmless to humans, but they are voracious predators of small flying insects such as flies and mosquitoes. There are some good places for Watching Dragonflies Around Las Vegas.

Male Mexican Amberwing

Taxonomy: Order Odonata, Suborder Anisoptera, Family Libellulidae.

Where to Find: Mexican Amberwings are uncommon around Las Vegas. They are known from the Moapa National Wildlife Refuge and the Mojave Desert portion of Grand Canyon - Parashant National Monument.

Mexican Amberwing (Perithemis intensa)
Male Mexican Amberwing
Mexican Amberwing (Perithemis intensa)
Male Mexican Amberwing
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Mexican Amberwing (Perithemis intensa) Mexican Amberwing (Perithemis intensa)
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Mexican Amberwing (Perithemis intensa)
Mexican Amberwing
Mexican Amberwing (Perithemis intensa)
Mexican Amberwing female
Mexican Amberwing (Perithemis intensa)
Mexican Amberwing female
Mexican Amberwing (Perithemis intensa)
Mexican Amberwing female

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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