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Meadowhawks (Genus Sympetrum)

Meadowhawks are small skimmers (Family Libellulidae) found in open, grassy areas. Most of the adult males found in the Ottawa area are typically red, while females and immatures are yellow. Many have black markings along the side of the abdomen. Like many other skimmers, they feed by perching atop a flower or branch and waiting for prey to fly within their range. Once the prey is in reach, the meadowhawk will dart out to capture it.
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum costiferum)
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum costiferum)
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum costiferum)
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum costiferum)
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum costiferum)
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum costiferum)
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum costiferum)
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum costiferum)
Meadowhawk sp.
Meadowhawk sp.
Meadowhawk sp.
Meadowhawk sp.
Meadowhawk sp.
Meadowhawk sp.
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum)
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum)
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum)
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum)
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum)
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum)
White-faced Meadowhawk  (Sympetrum obstrusum)
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obstrusum)
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obstrusum)
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obstrusum)
White-faced Meadowhawk  (Sympetrum obstrusum)
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obstrusum)
White-faced Meadowhawk  (Sympetrum obstrusum)
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obstrusum)
Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum occidentale)
Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum occidentale)
Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum occidentale)
Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum occidentale)
Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Black Meadowhawk (Sympetrum danae)
Black Meadowhawk (Sympetrum danae)
Black Meadowhawk (Sympetrum danae)
Black Meadowhawk (Sympetrum danae)
Meadowhawk sp. (Sympetrum sp.)
Meadowhawk sp. (Sympetrum sp.)