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  Blue-faced Meadowhawk
            Sympetrum ambiguum (Rambur, 1842)

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Range & Habitat:

Reported locally on the coastal plain.

Most often found near temporary woodland ponds and swamps.

Blue-faced Meadowhawk male lateral 

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Description:

A pastel blue forehead and face, bluish eyes and a gray and brown striped thorax distinguish it from other meadowhawks.

Females are similar but the red of the abdomen is replaced by brown.

 

Conservation Status:

State: S2 - Imperiled in New Jersey

Global: G5 - Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range

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Flight season:

Early Date: 8/13
Late Date: 9/24

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Flight Season

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Number of Records
1 3
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Months

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Date, distribution, and status data courtesy of Allen Barlow, NJOS

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