Friday, September 13, 2019

White-faced Meadowhawk

We found a White-faced Meadowhawk in our Orcas friends’ garden on 6 September 2019. Identification took an embarrassingly long time, since the whote face and red abdomen are diagnostic. This dragonfly is common across most of southern Canada and the northern United States. This ode was common in Erika’s Northfield, Minnesota, garden. Here in the West, the species is often found in mountain forests, where they can be “superabundant” (Paulson 2009). Although White-faced Meadowlarks are almost never found right on the Pacific Coast of the United Stetes, numerous records from Vancouver Island, BC, exist. To our surprise, our record appears to be a first for Washington’s San Juan County (Odonata Central).

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