Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Cardinal Meadowhawk

Near home in Olympia on 18 June 2020, Erika and I found several Cardinal Meadowhawks. These common dragonflies are fairly easy to identify. For one thing, they one of the few spring meadowhawk in the area. Note also the relatively conspicuous yellow spots on the sides of the thorax. The females, which are either brown or reddish (and possibly polymorphic) are less often observed than are the males (Paulson 2009).

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