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Desert Firetail (Telebasis salva)
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Desert Firetail (Telebasis salva)

General: Desert Firetail Damselflies (Telebasis salva) are small, active daytime fliers seen in the grasses and other vegetation around ponds and slow waters around Las Vegas. Desert Firetails are recognized by the red color.

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 Damselflies Around Las Vegas.

Taxonomy: Order Odonata, Suborder Zygoptera, Family Coenagrionidae.

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