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Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly (male)

Sympetrum vicinum


I was happy to see a few male Autumn Meadowhawks after a long period of sub-freezing air temperatures -- during early winter, only the strong survive! The preceding photo set shows the first of three males spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park; the two other males will be featured in follow-up spottings.


Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource:


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Virginia, USA

Lat: 38.76, Long: -77.10

Spotted on Dec 5, 2013
Submitted on Dec 19, 2013

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