Odonata

Mexico

Perithemis intensa  -  Mexican amberwing

 

Areale di cattura interessato:

Mexico

Order

Odonata

Suborder

Anisoptera

Family

Libellulidae

Genus/species

Perithemis intensa

Italian name

--

English name

Mexican amberwing

 

Adult flight

In tropical countries, practically all year.

Habitat

It is found in lagoons, ponds, ditches and slow streams, both with permanent and temporary water.

The species is reported in southern USA and Mexico.

Description

Dimensions: body 24-26 mm;
                   rear wing 20-22 mm,
                   abdomen 15-16 mm.

Both sexes have pale yellow "face" and light brown thorax, generally lacking in stripes, but sometimes there may be medium-frontal and humeral dark stripes.

Male : light brown abdomen with sometimes a dull, brownish, narrow and wavy dorsal stripe.

The wings are orange with yellow veins, with a darker brown spot in the middle of the wing and a dark red pterostigma.

Female : abdomen is light brown with one faint brown dorso-lateral strip, narrow and wavy.

The wings are clear with amber bands between the base and the pterostigma, there may also be dark brown spots in the basal fourth of the wing.

 


Perithemis intensa :   ┬áMexican amberwing (male)

Perithemis_intensa  Mexican_amberwing  Male

Perithemis_intensa  Mexican_amberwing  Male

Perithemis_intensa  Mexican_amberwing  Male

Perithemis_intensa  Mexican_amberwing  Male

 

 

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