Saturday, September 14, 2019

Striped Meadowhawk


We found this Striped Meadowhawk on 6 September 2019 on Orcas Island after we discovered the White-faced Meadowhawk described in my last post. The two dragonflies look similar, but we noted the obvious yellow stripes on the sides and top of this species’s abdomen. Oten very common, Striped Meadowhawks are found across most of western North America. Paulson (2009) writes that males often set up territories over dry, grassy, weedy basins near water. They often lay their eggs on the ground, hoping the area will later flood. They may perch on the ground, like this one. 

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