New late-date for Blue-faced Meadowhawk

A Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum ambiguum) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

06 NOV 2016 | 10:37 AM | HMP | Blue-faced Meadowhawk (male)

Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum ambiguum) was spotted near a vernal pool in Huntley Meadows Park (HMP). This individual is a male, as indicated by his coloration and terminal appendages.

A Blue-faced Meadowhawk dragonfly (Sympetrum ambiguum) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This individual is a male.

06 NOV 2016 | 10:58 AM | HMP | Blue-faced Meadowhawk (male)

Notice the 21-minute time difference between the two photos. I thought I’d spotted two males until I saw identical damage to the right hindwing (facing forward) when I was editing the photos.

27 October was my previous late-date for Blue-faced Meadowhawk, tied with the record late-date for the Commonwealth of Virginia. 06 November is both a new personal late-date as well as a record-setting late-date for the state.

Editor’s Note: If you check the EXIF for both photos, then you will see the time stamp is one hour later than the times shown above. 06 November was the first time I used my camera since the end of Daylight Saving Time (at 2:00 a.m. the same day) — I forgot to reset the time in-camera!

Copyright © 2016 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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