Dragonflies: Autumn Meadowhawk

Photo of Autumn Meadowhawk

Of the few New England dragonflies who are active past November 1st, the most common is the Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum). Formerly called the Yellow-legged Meadowhawk, this tiny predator often does have yellowish legs, though the legs of older males are brown. Females have yellow legs and yellow to dull red abdomens. I photographed these males near a small pond in Wells, ME on October 30, 2014. (To see the following photos in full-size, click here.)

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