Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly (male)

The following gallery features an Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum vicinum) spotted along the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park. This individual is a male, as indicated by its coloration and terminal appendages.

The dragonfly is shown perching on Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) hips.

The rose hip, or rose haw, is the fruit of the rose plant, that typically is red-to-orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form in spring, and ripen in late summer through autumn. … Rose hips are particularly high in vitamin C content, one of the richest plant sources available. Source Credit: Wikipedia.

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One Response to “Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly (male)”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    The color of the rose hips really helps to bring out the color of the dragonflies. Gorgeoous shots!

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