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Ruby Meadowhawk (Female)

Sympetrum rubicundulum


The Ruby Meadowhawk is found in northern United States and southern Ontario, Canada. Adult males are identifiable by a distinctive orange to brown face and red bodies.

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CourtneyVerk 11 years ago

Thanks OneArseneWenger!

OneArseneWenger 11 years ago

This is my favorite!

CourtneyVerk 11 years ago

Thank you KarenL!

CourtneyVerk 11 years ago

Hi Brian, unfortunately I don't have any birds-eye-view photos...the dragonfly was (for the most part) above me. A weeks would be today, if it doesn't rain I might head on over and try to shoot the red males...with my camera. Thanks for the tip!

KarenL 11 years ago

Great macro Courtney!

Brian Parsons
Brian Parsons 11 years ago

Hi - Your great shots are of a teneral or a female Ruby Meadowhawk. Check out this reference - Well seen and captured, As a tip, for Dragonfly ID a top view from the back often provides more ID clues than the more artistic perspectives - the side view is important too and this dragonfly has recently emerged in NE OH and is one of our most common. revisit this place in a week or so to see the bright red males- they are fun to shot (with a camera) (smile) - Brian

CourtneyVerk 11 years ago

Thank you, SuzetteBrand.

SuzetteBrand 11 years ago

Gorgeous shot - I love dragonflies

CourtneyVerk 11 years ago

Can anyone help ID this dragonfly?

CourtneyVerk 11 years ago

Thanks very much LarsKorb :D

CourtneyVerk 11 years ago

@MarcoSepulvedaLeón I use a Cannon Rebel XTI with a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro lens.

LarsKorb 11 years ago

Perfect shot, perfect composition. 100 pts, Courtney :D

MarcoSepulvedaLeón 11 years ago

Wow... with the mantis, this species is one of my favorites! What kind of camera you have? Good night...

CourtneyVerk 11 years ago

Thank you AngelChandler!

AngelChandler 11 years ago

Fantastic closeup!

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Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jul 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 10, 2012

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