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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.