ruby meadowhawk

(Sympetrum rubicundulum)

Conservation Status
ruby meadowhawk
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

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.

 
     
 

Size

 
 

Total Length: 1

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Temporary ponds. Sometimes permanent ponds and marshes.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Season

 
 

Late June to late September

 
     
 

Behavior

 
 

 

 
     
 

Life Cycle

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nymph Food

 
 

 

 
     
 

Adult Food

 
 

Small flying insects

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

7, 18, 24, 27, 29, 30, 82.

 
  2/22/2021      
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)  
 

Suborder

Epiprocta  
  Infraorder Anisoptera (dragonflies)  
 

Superfamily

Cavilabiata  
 

Family

Libellulidae (skimmers)  
 

Genus

Sympetrum  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Sympetrum rubicundulum rubicundulum

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

ruby meadowhawk

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Other Videos
 
  Ruby Meadowhawk - August 8, 2013
Don Gagnon
 
   
 
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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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Published on Sep 3, 2013

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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  Scott Bemman
Summer 2020

Location: Hayes Lake State Park

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  Alfredo Colon
10/16/2019

Location: Woodbury, MN

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  Andy Witchger
8/3/2016

Location: Slim Lake, St Louis County

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