cherry-faced meadowhawk

(Sympetrum internum)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

cherry-faced meadowhawk

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common

Flight/Season

Mid-June to late September

Habitat

Ponds, lakes, marshes, bogs, and slow streams

Size

Total Length: to 17 16

Photo by Alfredo Colon
 
Identification

 

 
Similar
Species

 

 
Larval 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.

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 

 
Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 7, 16, 18, 24.
 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)

 

Suborder:

Epiprocta

 

Infraorder:

Anisoptera (dragonflies)

 

Superfamily:

Cavilabiata

 

Family:

Libellulidae (skimmers)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

cherry-faced meadowhawk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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  Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Libellulidae: Sympetrum internum) on Ground
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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
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Uploaded on Aug 19, 2010

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

   
       
  Cherry-faced Meadowhawk - Sympetrum internum
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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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Alfredo Colon
10/16/2019

Location: Woodbury, MN

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