Common Name: Amelia's Thread Tail
Scientific Name: Neoneura amelia

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Zygoptera
Family: Proteidae
Genus: Neoneura
Species: N. amelia



Neoneura amelia or commonly know as Amelia’s thread tail is most likely to be found in Texas. Amelia’s thread tail belongs to the family of Protoneuidae which is a family of damselflies, or commonly know as thread tails, and or bamboo tails.

You might find these species in large lakes, and pools in streams. You can mostly find males hovering over the water, or perched in shrubs. But you can rarely see females unless they’re in pairs.

You can identify a Neoneura Amelia when it’s body is red and when it’s small and slender. Males differ from the females due to their brownish-orange eyes, and scarlet colored head. The females, however, are a much lighter color, they’re a pale tan all over with black dots and dashes on their head.

Neoneura Amelia belongs to the kingdom Animalia, and it is in the phylum Arthropoda. The class is Insecta, and the order is Odonata, and finally, the genus is Neoneura.

Author: Alexi L.
Date Published: 3/2013

Sources: en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Neoneura Books. www. birds/Amelia.html

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