Mexican Amberwing - Perithemis intensa |

Male. Long Beach
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Mexican Amberwing (Perithemis intensa)

Arthropoda > Insecta > Odonata > Libellulidae

A small uniformly golden-orange dragonfly found throughout Southern California and southwest North America into Mexico, typically by ponds and lakes from May to October. The species is distinct in our area and unlikely to be mistaken for anything else, the male with uniformly orange wings and the female with clear wings with orange bands.

1. Abbott, J.C. 2006-2015. OdonataCentral: An online resource for the distribution and identification of Odonata. Available at
2. Biggs, Kathy. California Dragonflies and Damselflies

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