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Autumn Meadowhawk (female)
Autumn Meadowhawk (female) Autumn Meadowhawk

Above and lower left (female) © Kim Hosen, New Haven, CT; August 2015

Lower center (male) © Judy Gallagher; Metz Wetland, Woodbridge, VA; October 2010

Autumn Meadowhawk Dragonfly
Sympetrum vicinum
Order: Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies)
Suborder: Anisoptera (Dragonflies)
Family: Libellulidae (Skimmers)

Size: 26-35 mm (body length)

Flight period: Late summer into November

Habitat: Slow moving water; marshes and other wetlands, ponds, slow-moving streams