Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly (male)

An Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum vicinum) spotted at Meadowood Recreation Area. This individual is a male, as indicated by its red coloration and by the reddish “claspers” (terminal appendages) at the end of its abdomen.

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Habitat: Hidden Pond, a small lake located at Meadowood Recreation Area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource: Meadowood Recreation Area Trail Map (PDF).

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