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Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies (mating pair, in tandem and in wheel)

Sympetrum vicinum


A time-series of photos, shown in reverse-chronological order, featuring a mating pair of Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies. Photo 5 (of 5) shows the mating pair resting in tandem on the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park. The pair of dragonflies went into wheel minutes later, as shown in Photos 4, 3, 2, and 1. Don’t you just love the look the male dragonfly is giving me in the Photo 1? I imagine he’s thinking, “Hey buddy, have you seen enough? Take a picture — it will last longer!”


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


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Hi David, I think Yasser can give a better answer directly by e-mail than me on here, you can e-mail him at

Geodialist 9 years ago

Thanks, Malcolm! I'm thinking about taking a hiatus from Project Noah in order to explore iNaturalist, hence my recent questions re: exporting CSV files from PN. I need to experiment with iNaturalist further, but it seems to have some features I'd like to see in PN, such as the ability to interrelate spottings by creating "Guides." This is the sort of thing I had in mind when I asked (in the Project Noah Facebook group), "Is that all there is?" "Spot, post, repeat" is becoming a bit of a grind after 700 spottings -- feeling like I'm ready to move to the next level but I may have hit the ceiling at PN! Your thoughts?

Congratulations on reaching 700 spottings with this pair.

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Nov 15, 2013
Submitted on Jan 1, 2014

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