Although Female No. 2 has a malformed hind wing she was able to fly, albeit weakly.
Now you see ’em; now you don’t.
Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonflies are classified as a fall species of odonate. In the mid-Atlantic United States, meadowhawks seem to disappear for several months after they emerge during early summer and reappear during fall. Where do they go? No one knows for sure. I speculate Blue-faced Meadowhawks are an arboreal species of dragonfly that returns to the ground/water when it’s time to mate.
- Return to terra firma – first sighting of adult Blue-faced Meadowhawks in 2016
- More previews of coming attractions – first sighting of teneral Autumn Meadowhawks in 2016
- Now playing at a theater near you… – first sighting of adult Autumn Meadowhawks in 2016
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