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Ruby Meadowhawk (Female)

Sympetrum rubicundulum

Description:

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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15 Comments

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thanks OneArseneWenger!

OneArseneWenger
OneArseneWenger 9 years ago

This is my favorite!

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thank you KarenL!

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 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
KarenL 9 years ago

Great macro Courtney!

Brian Parsons
Brian Parsons 9 years ago

Hi - Your great shots are of a teneral or a female Ruby Meadowhawk. Check out this reference - http://bugguide.net/node/view/5196. 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
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thank you, SuzetteBrand.

SuzetteBrand
SuzetteBrand 9 years ago

Gorgeous shot - I love dragonflies

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Can anyone help ID this dragonfly?

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thanks very much LarsKorb :D

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

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

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

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

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

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thank you AngelChandler!

AngelChandler
AngelChandler 9 years ago

Fantastic closeup!

CourtneyVerk
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CourtneyVerk

Ontario, Canada

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

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