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Meadowhawk

Sympetrum

Description:

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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2 Comments

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

Aarongunnar
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.

http://wiatri.net/inventory/odonata/Spec...

Escanaba, Michigan, USA

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

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