Five Guys

Several Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies (Sympetrum vicinum) were spotted along Easy Road at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA. All of these individuals are male, as indicated by their terminal appendages.

Did you notice the preceding male appears to be missing his right hind wing? Perhaps I should rename this blog post “4.75 Guys.”

Editor’s Note: The photos in this gallery were taken a day before the first hard freeze in Northern Virginia that occurred overnight on Friday-Saturday, November 10-11. It will be interesting to see how many Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies survived the record-setting low temperatures in the mid- to upper 20s.

Copyright © 2017 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , ,

3 Responses to “Five Guys”

  1. Thermal energy vampire! | walter sanford's photoblog Says:

    […] 09 NOV 2017 | Occoquan Bay NWR | Autumn Meadowhawk (male) […]

  2. A week later… | walter sanford's photoblog Says:

    […] Resources: Five Guys; Thermal energy […]

  3. Top 10 Photos of 2017 | walter sanford's photoblog Says:

    […] 09 NOV 2017 | Occoquan Bay NWR | Autumn Meadowhawk (male) […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: