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Blue-faced Meadowhawk

Sympetrum ambiguum


The aqua blue face of the blue-faced, green/turquoise when dead, meadowhawk may not be obvious to a casual observer, but is an important field mark distinguishing it from similar-looking meadowhawks. The thorax is grayish or olive brown. A mature male has a bright red abdomen, with black stripes; in females and juveniles, it remains brown. Both genders have six black rings on their abdomens.


On a dry grass in the prairie along the Bluestem Trail at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, in McKinney Texas.

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 11, 2013
Submitted on Dec 7, 2013

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