Nebraska Dragonflies and Damselflies
The Eastern Amberwing is a tiny, wide ranging species. The male can be easily identified by its orange wings. Females have a variable wing pattern of brown and orange. Both sexes have two pale yellowish stripes on each side of the brown thorax and a ringed abdomen.
Eastern Amberwing male
Size: 20-25 mm (0.8-1.0 in)
Habitat: most still water and some slow streams
Great Plains Range: TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, NM, CO, MO, IA, MN
Flight season: early June to late September
Green indicates accepted county record (specimen or photograph).
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