Saturday, September 1, 2018

Autumn Meadowhawk

Erika and I found this male Autumn Meadowhawk in Rice County, Minnesota, on 31 August 2018. This species is the only northern meadowhawk with yellowish, not black, legs. It flies later than almost all other dragonflies of the region and can be seen into November, if there are no hard freezes. Eggs over-winter on blades of grass or on muddy banks. The eggs hatch with spring floods and runoff. 

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