ruby meadowhawk

(Sympetrum rubicundulum)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

ruby meadowhawk

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common

Flight/Season

Late June to late September

Habitat

Temporary ponds. Sometimes permanent ponds and marshes.

Size

Total Length: 1

Photo by Andy Witchger

Identification

The face is yellow to brown.

The wings on most adults are clear except for a small amber patch at the base. The basal half of the wings of some adults is amber. The wing veins are black.

The legs are black.

 
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Species

 


Naiad Food

 

 
Adult Food

Small flying insects

 
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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

Sympetrum rubicundulum rubicundulum

 
Common
Names

ruby meadowhawk


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Ruby Meadowhawk - August 8, 2013
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Published on Aug 9, 2013

Ruby Meadowhawk (female Sympetrum rubicundulum), Resting on Stepping Stone near Water Garden, Gagnon Wildlife Habitat, Pottersville, Somerset, Massachusetts, Thursday afternoon, August 8, 2013, 5:29 PM - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS MVI_39195; 2:22 min

 
     
  Ruby Meadowhawk - August 31, 2013
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Ruby Meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum), Pottersville Woods, near Purington Street, Somerset, Massachusetts, Saturday afternoon, August 31, 2013, 5:18 PM - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS MVI_44576; 1:23 min.

 
     
  Ruby Meadowhawk - August 25, 2013
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Published on Aug 26, 2013

Ruby Meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum), Pottersville Woods, Somerset, Massachusetts, Sunday morning, August 25, 2013, 12:23 PM / 12:26 PM - Canon PowerShot SX50 HS MVI_43207 / MVI_43213; 36 sec.

 
     

 

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