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Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (female)

Sympetrum ambiguum

Description:

Female Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonflies are polymorphic. This individual is an andromorphic Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly. Andromorphs are less common than heteromorphs. Andromorphs have a red abdomen with black rings, like male Blue-faced Meadowhawks; unlike males, most female faces are tan and their terminal appendages look different than male appendages. Related Resource: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/445...

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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2 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Very nice - and interesting info! I was just going to upload my first spotting of this species so the coincidence of timing is really good for me.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Great spotting Geodialist!

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Oct 8, 2013
Submitted on Oct 19, 2013

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