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Insects/Bugs/Bees/Butterflies - Meadowhawks - Autumn Meadowhawk
Class:Insecta Order:Odonata Family:Libellulidae Genus:Sympetrum


Autumn Meadowhawk, Sympetrum vicinum, also known as Yellow-legged Meadowhawk as the adults have yellow legs. This North American dragonfly can be found by marshes, ponds, streams and other water sources. They are sexually dichromatic, as the adult males are much more red than the females. The babies are called naiads and live in the water until they emerge as adults, always at night. Photographed this red Skimmer off of the Mill Creek Trail in Shawnee at the end of September.

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 Meadowhawks - Autumn Meadowhawk Photograph
 

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