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Late-fall/early winter is the end of dragonfly season in the mid-Atlantic region (USA) and literally the end for a dead Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly spotted at Huntley Meadows Park. The carcass was located along the boardwalk, under a canopy of trees near the observation tower. This individual is a male, as indicated by its coloration and terminal appendages. The carcass looks desiccated, like the dragonfly was freeze-dried. For what it's worth, frost was observed on the boardwalk during the early morning on the 15th.
Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntl...
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Spotted on Nov 15, 2013
Submitted on Dec 1, 2013