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Contributors » Tclenche » Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum)

Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum) discovered by Tclenche (#10691)

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Sighting Info

Observed: September 23, 2018 @ 2:15 PM
Posted on: October 18, 2018 @ 1:53 PM (diff: 25 days)
Comments:
While I have seen several of these over the summer in this location. This is the first time I was able to photograph one.

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By Frank on 10/19/2018 7:08:57 AM

Hi Tc.  The long slender body looks to be more Damsel fly than a Dragon. It may be an Eastern Red Damsel fly Amphiagrion saucium, there does not appear to be much about them.

By Tclenche on 10/19/2018 10:25:40 AM

Thank you Frank, for the information. I will look it up. I have only seen this insect in this one location so far, so I have very little to go on.

By LukeysBoat on 10/19/2018 11:05:42 PM

Might be Sympetrum costiferum or Sympetrum internum, both are listed on the gov website.

By Tclenche on 10/20/2018 6:34:55 PM

interesting, what gov website would that be??

By Tclenche on 10/20/2018 6:47:44 PM

based on wikipea this appears to be Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum). I went back to my original photos and viewed them full sized.

I will try to catch one next year. the only place I have seen them here on Random island is that one river pool location. They do not appear in my area of Random Island

By Tclenche on 10/20/2018 6:48:39 PM

it even appears to be a female.

By LukeysBoat on 10/21/2018 10:36:36 PM

Gov website is: https://www.flr.gov.nl.ca/wildlife/all_species/insects.html#h4

By Tclenche on 10/22/2018 12:45:20 PM

Thank you Lukeys Boat for that website!
Thanks to all who helped with this dragonfly ID!!

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