Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies (mating pairs, in wheel)

The following photos, showing two mating pairs of Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies (Sympetrum vicinum), were taken at nearby spots along the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park.

Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies (mating pair, in wheel)

26 SEP 2014 | HMP | Autumn Meadowhawk (Mating Pair 1)

Notice that the individuals in both mating pairs look “fresh,” that is, their coloration is crisp and bright and their wings aren’t tattered. I spotted my first Autumn Meadowhawk of the fall season on 23 September 2014; the mating pairs featured in this post were photographed a few days later.

Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies (mating pair, in wheel)

26 SEP 2014 | HMP | Autumn Meadowhawk (Mating Pair 2)

Copyright © 2015 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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