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Variegated meadowhawk

Sympetrum corruptum

Description:

This is a small to medium-sized dragonfly with a slender abdomen, often reaching a length of 15/8" (41 mm) to 111/12" (49 mm). The male is commonly dark brownish black with an abdomen of bright red, pink, and golden brown. The thorax may be marked with a pair of yellow dots on each side. Something cool I noticed is if you look through the head, you can see what looks like a turtles skull/head.

Habitat:

Was found in my garden with many plants, in Fort worth, Texas.

Notes:

Seen around 11:00 AM

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3 Comments

Tukup
Tukup 3 weeks ago

Excellent Saturnidae. We appreciate your good attitude. Keep posting 🙂

Saturniidae27
Saturniidae27 3 weeks ago

Thanks Tukup for the helpful information. Already updated :)

Tukup
Tukup 3 weeks ago

Hi Saturnidae. Great shots and description. I'd like to pass on what a Ranger told me about my Habitat notes. They/we want where you found "your" spotting, not where the internet says they are found. I have been going back and redoing mine so they can be tracked. I appreciate your efforts to write good notes. Too many post with no notes or just a word or two. Thanks again.

Saturniidae27
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Saturniidae27

Spotted on May 3, 2020
Submitted on May 4, 2020

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