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Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies (mating pair, in wheel)

Sympetrum vicinum

Description:

A mating pair of Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies spotted along the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park. The pair is shown in wheel. "The copulatory, or wheel, position is unique to the Odonata, as is the distant separation of the male’s genital opening and copulatory organs." Source Credit: Paulson, Dennis (2011-12-19). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field Guides) (Kindle Locations 377-378). 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:

Copyright © 2013 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Oct 18, 2013
Submitted on Nov 1, 2013

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