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Autumn Meadowhawk

Posted on Oct 26, 2016

Here is that other fall dragonfly I was talking about earlier this week – the Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum). Their common name certainly reflects when they are sighted, and fiery red males like this one add a little pop to the decaying leaves as they devour the last of the flying insects, from moths to mosquitoes.


Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator