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A dragonfly on the lawn at the park. Sorry the picture is blurry - he wasn't keen on having his picture taken.

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Thank you! I agree it is a meadowhawk, though I don't think I could tell for certain which type.

Aarongunnar 10 years ago

it's definitely a meadowhawk, genus Sympetrum. Hard to guess on species though, from the pic. If I had to venture a guess, I'd say autumn meadowhawk (S. vicinum), but that's just a guess. There's several species that look very much like this (white-faced, cherry-faced, and ruby meadowhawks would be the other possibilities). I guessed autumn, because there doesn't appear to be any black markings on the abdomen, but it's tough to be certain from the pic.

Escanaba, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Aug 5, 2011
Submitted on Aug 10, 2011

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