EASTERN AMBERWING

Male Eastern Amberwing. This is one of our smallest dragonflies (only the rare Elfin Skimmer is smaller). Eastern Amberwings are one of the most abundant dragonfly species in our area.

Female Eastern Amberwing. The females have spotted wings and are thought to mimic wasps. 

This is a teneral Eastern Amberwing. Its wings are still pressed tightly together, but they will soon unfurl.

Eastern Amberwings are very common around ponds and lakes. They fly from May through September (with occasional stragglers into October).