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Autumn Meadowhawk - male

Sympetrum vicinum


Autumn Meadowhawks can be distinguished from similar species by their yellow legs. (They were formally called the Yellow-legged Meadowhawk.) This species also has bigger eyes than other members of Sympetrum. Adults feed on small flying soft-bodied insects including mosquitoes, flies, moths & flying ants.


Southern Canada, eastern U.S. except Florida & Louisiana; Oregon, Washington, parts of California. Late July - early November, often the last species to be seen. Marshes, lakes, slow moving water.

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Small Wonders
Small Wonders 9 years ago

Thank you Mary & Brian!

Brian Parsons
Brian Parsons 9 years ago

Great capture and perspective of this Autumn Meadowhawk

MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Beautiful spotting and photo

Small Wonders
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Small Wonders

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Aug 27, 2011
Submitted on Feb 10, 2012

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