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The variegated meadowhawk reaches an average body length between 1.5 and 1.9 inches and has a slim abdomen. Males are typically dark brown or black in color with red, pink, and gold-brown markings. The wings hold pink markings and yellow spots can sometimes occur along the sides of the thorax. Females of this species are not as bright as males, but hold similar markings. Young individuals are orange, yellow, pale green, and gold-brown in color.
Trickle trough running through greenbelt area in housing development.