Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly (female), redux

The following photographs show an Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum vicinum), perching on the warm surface of the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park on 15 November 2013. This individual is an older female, as indicated by her muted coloration, tattered wings, and terminal appendages.

Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly (female)

Photo 1. Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly (female).

Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly (female)

Photo 2. Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly (female).

A partially eaten rose hip, the fruit of the Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris), appears in the lower-right corner of Photo 2. No silly, dragonflies don’t eat rose hips!

Copyright © 2013 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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One Response to “Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly (female), redux”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    They may not eat the rose hips, but I am still chasing after a photo of one of the Autumn Meadowhawks perched on the fruit or the leaves of the swamp rose. I really like how your photos show the intricate details of the wings of these small creatures.

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