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Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (female)

Sympetrum ambiguum

Description:

Female Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonflies are polymorphic. This individual is a heteromorphic Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly. Heteromorphs are more common than andromorphs. Heteromorphs have a tan abdomen with black rings; most female faces are tan and their terminal appendages look different than male appendages. Related Information: Polymorphic dragonflies occur "… in more than one form or color within one sex and age class of a species." Source Credit: Paulson, Dennis (2011-12-19). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field Guides) (Kindle Locations 11683-11684). Princeton University Press. Kindle Edition. Heteromorphs are the "… dull morph in female odonates with two color morphs." Source Credit: Paulson, Dennis (2011-12-19). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field Guides) (Kindle Locations 11621-11622). Princeton University Press. Kindle Edition. Related Resource: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9538.h...

Habitat:

Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntl...

Notes:

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Spotted on Sep 27, 2013
Submitted on Oct 17, 2013

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