The eastern amberwing (Perithemis tenera) is our smallest dragonfly. Usually measuring under 1 inch in length, it is easily overlooked, although it hangs around ponds just like larger species. While males have golden wings, those of females are clear with brown spots. Both genders mimic wasps; their short abdomens even bulge a bit, which helps with the charade. Like all dragonflies, amberwings are predators that hunt down other flying insects.