Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (male)

A Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum ambiguum) spotted near a “false bottom” bog located along the trail between Tulley Gate and Accotink Creek.

Male only red dragonfly with bright blue to green face and bluish eyes. Source Credit: Paulson, Dennis (2011-12-19). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field Guides) (Kindle Location 10457). Princeton University Press. Kindle Edition.

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Special thanks to Mr. Chris Hobson, Natural Areas Zoologist with the Virginia Natural Heritage Program, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, for kindly allowing Project Noah spotter “Louisa” and me to tag along on one of his wildlife surveys!

Habitat: Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge, a 1,200 acre preserve located at Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, Fairfax County, Virginia USA.

Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com

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