The Dragonflies and Damselflies of North Carolina
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Related Species in LIBELLULIDAE: Number of records for 2018 = 117

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Eastern Amberwing by Betty Anderson => WB Umstead State Park, 2004-05-25, male

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sciName Perithemis tenera
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distribution Statewide, but as with so many other "statewide"species, it has not been recorded from all mountain counties, though presumably occurring in all 100.
abundance Common to locally abundant essentially statewide, but slightly less numerous (but still common) in the mountains. There are several one-day counts of 200 or more individuals.
flight Downstate, the flight occurs from early May to late October; in the mountains, from late May to mid-September.
habitat Ponds, small lakes, marshes, and pools are used for breeding. Slow-moving portions of rivers or creeks may be used on occasions.
behavior This is an active and conspicuous dragonfly, despite being one of the smallest species. Adults often perch conspicuously on the tips of twigs and grasses, close to water. Adults will forage long distances from water, and they are among the most "urban" of dragonflies, often found in gardens, arboretums, and other places in cities where suitable prey items might occur.
comments This species is a wasp mimic, with its highly colored wing patches and veins. Adults often obelisk. Females are somewhat similar in coloration to the Halloween Pennant, but the latter species is much larger in size. One would think that a dragonfly whose average length is less than 1" would be difficult to observe and easy to overlook (such as with the Elfin Skimmer), but the Eastern Amberwing is a "unique" species in NC -- there are other amberwings elsewhere -- that seems to want to draw attention to itself, often looking like a butterfly or wasp rather than a dragonfly (at a quick glance).
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Species account update: LeGrand

Photo Gallery for Eastern Amberwing

Other NC Galleries:    Jeff Pippen    Will Cook    Ted Wilcox
Photo by: Betty Anderson

Comment: WB Umstead State Park, 2003-08-21, female anterior
Photo by: Lori Owenby, Alisha Hayes

Comment: Catawba, 2009-06-08, Riverbend Park - at 3/4 acre pond
Photo by: Salman Abdulali

Comment: Pitt, 2009-08-04, River Park North
Photo by: Beth Brinson

Comment: Forsyth, 2009-07-18, Reynolda Gardens, Female
Photo by: Curtis Smalling

Comment: Watauga, 2010-08-16, at the newly created Boone Greenway storm water wetlands project
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Madison, 2011-06-05, French Broad River - Southern Madison County
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Madison, 2011-06-05, French Broad River - Southern Madison County
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Buncombe, 2009-09-08, Beaver Lake, Asheville
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Haywood, 2011-06-08, imaged at Lake Junaluska and seen at Haywood Community College - M & F seen
Photo by: Vin Stanton, Doug Johnston

Comment: Haywood, 2011-06-08, imaged at Lake Junaluska and seen at Haywood Community College - M & F seen
Photo by: Vin Stanton

Comment: Henderson, 2011-07-24, Fletcher Park pond and nearby stream - M & F
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Onslow, 2011-09-13, Coastal Carolina Community College
Photo by: Bob Oberfelder

Comment: Wake, 2011-07-11, Observed in Cary at Lochmere Golf Course, female
Photo by: Bob Oberfelder

Comment: Wake, 2010-08-14, Observed in Cary at Lochmere Golf Course, male
Photo by: George Andrews

Comment: Mecklenburg, 2013-07-08, Beatty Park from 05:30 - 07:30 PM. Skies 60/40 clear/cloud, temp. 85. 85 - 4 female, 2 imm. male
Photo by: Doug Johnston, Vin Stanton

Comment: Graham, 2013-07-16, Lake Santeetlah north of Robbinsville - Male & Female
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Onslow, 2014-09-18, Retention pond at Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville,NC
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Pender, 2015-07-11, Shelter Creek, near confluence with NE Cape Fear River
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Bladen, 2015-07-18, Suggs Millpond (aka Horseshoe Lake)
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: New Hanover, 2015-08-06, Greenfield Lake - common
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Sampson, 2015-08-23, Black River by kayak from Ivanhoe Boating Access to 0.5 km upstream of Dr Kerr Rd bridge
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Pamlico, 2015-09-04, Upper Broad Creek at Lee
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Brunswick, 2015-09-05, Waccamaw River - along 4 km stretch upstream of NC 904 bridge
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Jones, 2016-08-26, Trent River, Pollocksville
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Duplin, 2016-09-09, Cabin Lake County Park
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Rutherford; P, 2017-06-02, Morse Park, Lake Lure
Photo by: Rob Van Epps

Comment: Mecklenburg, 2017-06-13, - Roosevelt Wilson Park; Davidson, NC
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Washington, 2017-06-16, Conaby Creek, from boating access area to 2.25 km upstream by kayak
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Granville, 2017-07-17, Holt Lake near boat launch ramp - male
Photo by: Owen McConnell

Comment: Graham, 2014-07-16, Tuskeegee Motel Pond - female
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Lenoir, 2017-08-01, Neuseway Nature Park, Kinston
Photo by: Mark Shields and Hunter Phillips

Comment: Hyde, 2017-08-04, Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Edgecombe, 2018-05-25, Etheridge Pond, Tar River Game Land
Photo by: Barbara McRae

Comment: Macon, 2018-06-01, Wetland area near Little Tennessee River in Franklin - Immature male
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Chowan, 2018-06-09, Edenton National Fish Hatchery
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Currituck, 2018-06-09, pond at Currituck Community Park near Maple
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Craven, 2018-06-16, Swift Creek; 7 km section between Cool Springs Boating Access Area and NC 43 bridge, by kayak
Photo by: Mike Turner

Comment: Forsyth, 2018-07-01, Winston Lake
Photo by: Mike Turner

Comment: Davie, 2018-07-03, S. Yadkin River @ Cooleemee boating access
Photo by: Mark Shields

Comment: Brunswick, 2018-08-26, Boiling Spring Lakes - North Lake and Spring Lake parks