Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (female, tan morph)

The following gallery shows a heteromorphic Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum ambiguum). Heteromorphs have a tan abdomen with black rings. Heteromorphic Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonflies, like the female shown below, are more common than andromorphs.

This individual was spotted along the boardwalk during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park on 08 October 2013. I was delighted when the dragonfly landed on the boardwalk a few feet in front of me, and disappointed when a passing exercise-walker spooked the female almost immediately after she landed.

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 in a six-part series of posts featuring Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonflies, one of my favorite dragonflies.

Copyright © 2014 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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One Response to “Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (female, tan morph)”

  1. naturesnippets Says:

    It’s nice to see dragonflies. Their numbers were low in my yard last year.

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