cherry-faced meadowhawk

(Sympetrum internum)

Conservation Status
cherry-faced meadowhawk
Photo by Alfredo Colon
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Total Length: to 17 16

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Ponds, lakes, marshes, bogs, and slow streams

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

Mid-June to late September

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nymph Food

 
 

Mosquito larvae, aquatic fly larvae, mayfly larvae, freshwater shrimp, small fish, and tadpoles.

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

Mosquitoes, flies, small moths, mayflies, flying ants or termites, and other soft-bodied flying insects.

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 16, 18, 24.

 
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Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)  
 

Suborder

Epiprocta  
  Infraorder Anisoptera (dragonflies)  
 

Superfamily

Cavilabiata  
 

Family

Libellulidae (skimmers)  
 

Genus

Sympetrum  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

cherry-faced meadowhawk

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Other Videos
 
  Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Libellulidae: Sympetrum internum) on Ground
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Aug 28, 2010

Photographed at the Rydell NWR, Minnesota (27 August 2010).

 
  Identification of Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
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Published on Aug 17, 2012

Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum), a common dragonfly of of low elevation wetland areas of western Montana. There are eight or so regularly occurring meadowhawk species here. Meadowhawks are small, but approachable for observation or photograph. This makes identification easier compared to other dragonfly groups. Produced with CyberLink PowerDirector

 
  Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Libellulidae: Sympetrum internum) on Plant Stem
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Aug 19, 2010

Photographed at the Kellys Slough NWR, North Dakota (19 August 2010).

 
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Published on Nov 14, 2012

Cherry-faced Meadowhawk at Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Burnaby, BC

( Sympetrum internum ) September 2003

 
       

 

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10/16/2019

Location: Woodbury, MN

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